Kim Fahner

Designed by Megan Fildes

 

Thirst” by Kim Fahner
from the 2018 Poem in Your Pocket Day booklet

The house sips slowly
at the offerings of
bowls that sit, solitary,
on ancient radiators. 

 It devours silently,
savouring water
that lowers itself slowly,
reduces itself, erases,
until painted bowls
remain, naked,
with only skin of water
leaving a full moon
on bottom of
concave ceramic.  

I fill and then re-fill,
wondering which ghosts
drink at night, what echoes
of memory might dance
through shadows, round
painted corners and through
the French doors.  

The house sips, slowly,
reminds me that all things
vanish, with time, with patience. 

 

From Some Other Sky (Black Moss Press, 2017)