“Simic is a master of the absurd and the unexpected.” —Publishers Weekly on The World Doesn’t End


From Lancelot, Prone

I’m prone to rashes and overreactions.
I’m liable to send forth flares to silence
small lights below, my fire seeking
its own level, as water might. O Reader,
so far off, you flicker.
But you’ll do.

From GUINEVERE IN BALTIMORE © 2013 by Shelley Puhak, published by The Waywiser Press. Used with permission.