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CAROL SHILLIBEER : Eurdyice Running For the Pass
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Eurdyice Running For the Pass

Late Monday and dark is falling but light still breaks the sky over the road to the east. Floating from the west, the dark grey jowls of the dying sky jitter and spit, try to follow me past the mountain's spine, track me out over the wide gold fields, state's dry yellow tongue, but only a few deep black pillowed clouds can keep up, keep in front of the drying wind. Rain sputtered against the hills all day. In the slip stream of the car rabbit brush flicked yellow, shaking out the unaccustomed shower. From ridges, wet tunneled down to the belly of the plateau, toward the Columbia, rills, rivulets, old basalt scars bubbling again. A coyote streaked by leaving a vapour trail. Slap and tingle, rain at high speed, an open window, the smell of sage curled over the hood and tumbled like Chaplin bonelessly into the back seat. But with all that, it was only the horizon that grinned. Under the lip of an eastern scout cloud a wedge of rainbow showed south and another to the north. Widely spaced coloured teeth; down its throat, over the lip of the eastern horizon— oh to be swallowed by the world!

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By Michael Lee Johnson Indiana farmhouse abandoned except old grandfather clock dusty corner pendulum motionless - still all family memories remain hidden behind that face.

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Born of a union between an artist (ethnicity 2c) and a scientist (ethnicity 5b), Carol Shillibeer believes in fertile connections. Multiple ways of thinking, of hearing the world speak: adenosine tri-phosphate is a fundamental life metaphor. Her synaesthesia appear or are forthcoming in Ditch, CV2, Counterexample Poetics, inParentheses, Freefall Magazine, Adroit and others. You can find her at carolshillibeer.com
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Michael Lee Johnson lived ten years in Canada during the Vietnam era: now known as the Illinois poet, from Itasca, IL. Today he is a poet, freelance writer, photographer who experiments with poetography (blending poetry with photography), and small business owner in Itasca, Illinois, who has been published in more than 875 small press magazines in 27 countries, he edits 9 poetry sites. Michael is the author of The Lost American: "From Exile to Freedom", several chapbooks of poetry, including "From Which Place the Morning Rises" and "Challenge of Night and Day", and "Chicago Poems". He also has over 73 poetry videos on YouTube.