ANCHORS by Tina Cane

Maeve knows two types: Stockless & Classic

as in the tattoo with stock shank arm and fluke     an anchor

is a tool     an anchor of stones works too     boots are anchors

as are legs and trees and rocks and chins and tongues

the slate blue house the stray dog   the snakey road are all anchors

to Maeve     anchoress anchorite anchor span anchor light

are also words with weight

Tina Cane was born and raised in New York City. She is a poet, teacher and founder/director of Writers-in-the-Schools, RI. Her work has appeared in numerous journals including Barrow Street, Hanging Loose, The Literary Review and Spinning Jenny. She lives outside of Providence with her husband and their three children.