Stirring : A Literary Collection
Samsara Quarterly

Sharon Kourous


Dear Amerigo,

yr lttr frm
the Antipodes
arrived ystrdy
still sealed in wax
which i carefully
w heated blade
cut thru
& unfolded w all
due care like a
driver steering w 1 hand
& trying to find
at 70 mph
the rt exit
& hitting the brakes
too late
& sitting on the berm
still shaking:
i found yr map.

No fault of yrs:
the continents
are already
creased & folded;
yr name
visible everywhere.

Location: Rossford, Ohio
Publications: Terrain, Paumanok Review, Melic Review, Neidergasse, Poet's Canvas, The Formalist, The Lyric, The Atlantic Review, Southern Review, etc.
Awards: Four-time Pushcart nominee