As She Flew Past by D.S. Martin

Poem Title: As She Flew Past Poet Name: D.S. Martin Poem: As though in their own livingroom the young couple conferred & I tried to let their anonymity & the fantasy of their privacy last having other things to do in the labyrinth of this IKEA showroom I did not hear a single word until his rough voice drew my ear At least I know enough not to marry you My razored heart felt like an empty sack as she flew past not looking back & it felt even hollower when no one tried to follow her END OF POEM. Credits: Copyright © D.S. Martin D.S. Martin is the author of four poetry collections, including Ampersand (2018), & Conspiracy of Light: Poems Inspired by the Legacy of C.S. Lewis (2013) — both from Cascade Books. He is Poet-in-Residence at McMaster Divinity College, the Series Editor for the Poiema Poetry Series, and has recently edited three anthologies — The Turning Aside (2016), Adam, Eve, & the Riders of the Apocalypse (2017), and In A Strange Land (2019). D.S. Martin is known for his blog, Kingdom Poets, where he has posted weekly about Christian Poetry since February of 2010. He and his wife live in Brampton, Ontario.