Sure, for measuring time, for diffusing
sugar in slow clockwise circles,
as if winding an odometer backward,
pull it out steaming, then press smooth
steel heel against unsuspecting wrist.
The jolt and jerk response impossible
to deny, we pull away from pain,
all of us, sometimes knocking an elbow …
* poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.
Gerald Arthur Moore is an adventurer, a part-time university lecturer, and a high school teacher in Moncton, New Brunswick. He is the author of the play Just Another School Shooting (available through Heartland Plays Inc.) and the poetry collection Shatter the Glass, Shards of Flame (NON-Publishing, 2018). He received the Pub House Books Chapbook Prize in 2019 for Trigger Fingers.