Live trees mourn the dead ones, feed their roots
for years : thin flanks
of a worn-out doe, her twins
won’t make it, either
‘And I did not weary myself in wishing
that a daisy could see the beauty of its shadow’
Susan Tichy’s most recent books are Gallowglass (2010), Trafficke (2015), & The Avalanche Path in Summer (forthcoming in 2018), all from Ahsahta Press. Currently writing poems on mountains, coastlines, & island edges, she teaches in the MFA & BFA programs at George Mason University, & when not teaching lives in a ghost town in the southern Rocky Mountains.