by Kathleen Kirk

Sleet angles toward me like sheets of glass. Blades of a passing motor boat slice in two the little girl swimming with her brother. I cannot take the next step. He dives and dives again.








Kathleen Kirk is the author of four poetry chapbooks, most recently Nocturnes (Hyacinth Girl Press, 2013). Her poems and prose appear in many print and online magazines, including Arsenic Lobster, Menacing Hedge, Nimrod, Poetry East, and Puerto del Sol. She is the poetry editor for Escape Into Life. Visit her blog here.


2 thoughts on “Winter/Summer

  1. Peg Kirk says:

    I like the way the title leads us to see how a winter experience brings up a summer tragedy. The slash hurts.

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