Meg Freer — Rely on Mystery

Poet name: Meg Freer Poem title: Rely on Mystery Poem: A single milkweed plant has sprung from seeds scattered last fall. I almost fancy myself a gardener, except that so much potential died with those plants that didn’t grow. A door left open says “forgiven”, the only word not worn away from the top of a gravestone where sumac’s summer green reveals the art of dying. End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Meg Freer Originally appeared in A3 Review, Issue 10, “Triangles”, (April 2019) Meg Freer grew up in Montana and studied musicology in Minnesota and New Jersey, where she also worked in book publishing. She now teaches piano and theory, takes photos, enjoys the outdoors year-round in Ontario, and wishes she had more time to write poetry. Her photos, poems and prose have been published in journals such as Ruminate, Vallum Contemporary Poetry, Poetry South, Eastern Iowa Review, and Rat’s Ass Review. In 2017 she attended the Summer Literary Seminars in Tbilisi, Republic of Georgia. Her poems have been shortlisted and have won awards in several contests in both the U.S. and Canada