Again by Pamela Galloway

Poet Name: Pamela Galloway Poem Title: Again Poem: This sinuous shore— every inlet around this coast laced with swirls of sperm swilling over herring roe on eel grass— ocean turned to milk. Brash and unencumbered spring. No instruction manual. Unlike our contained attempts to pro-create, one safe egg in a sheltered harbour. Year after year, massed crustings of eggs sway in the currents, careful mounds waiting for sperm to rain from a swollen sea-sky, while I wash and wash again my own dark stain of loss. End of Poem. Credits: Copyright © Pamela Galloway Previously published in Passing Stranger by Pamela Galloway (Inanna Publications, 2014). Pamela Galloway’s most recent book is Passing Stranger (Inanna Publications, 2014). Her first solo collection was Parallel Lines (Ekstasis Editions, 2006). Pamela’s poems are published in numerous magazines and anthologies and are in the archive of the Parliamentary Poet Laureate of Canada. Pamela currently splits her time between Vancouver and Manchester, England where she provides companionship and support to her elderly mother. Each part of her life-of-two-places provides rich inspiration for her poetry, its themes often growing from her connections with the people she encounters and the landscapes she moves in.