POETRY: Far by Kim Suttell

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Here building stones are harder

than diamonds to get,

rarer than silk and fur.

Throw gold from the coaches,

bring timber and masonry.

Bring citizen drudges in herded brigades,

burdened with tea sets.

Haul strictured emigrants

blindly obliged shouldering bricks.

By spadeful, by ice decree,

will by will does dread Peter’s Neva dredge,

by flood, mud-work and illusion.

Islands conspire to spires

prove occident will happen.

In dance slippers and galoshes

cowed christened citizens

rig foggy roughshod palaces

through backbreak and cotillion

in marsh-hushed doubt.


Kim Suttell is a poet by avocation living in New York City. Some of her poems reside in Right Hand Pointing, Penny Ante Feud, Geist, The Cortland Review and other journals, all compiled for an imminent audience at page48.weebly.com. She is also a Southern Californian girl. 


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