So Good by Michelle Poirier Brown

Poem title: So Good Poet name: Michelle Poirier Brown Poem: Not just any so good. So good the way you say so good. The way you close your eyes and sink into your breath. The way you weep with me when I am happy. So good the way you greet your animals. So good the way you greet your tea.  It’s infatuation. It always is. That adoration of that I fall subject to. Am moved to speak. Adore. Which explains the singing.  We speak of daughters. We navigate our lives in view. For accuracy. Direction. Test everything for art. Marvel at the willfulness of hair, healing power of yellow tulips.  End of Poem.  Credits: Copyright © Michelle Poirier Brown Previously published in Plentitude Magazine (2020). Michelle Poirier Brown is an internationally published Cree Métis poet and performer, currently living in Lekwungen territory (Victoria, BC, Canada). Her poem “Wake,” published in PRISM international’s “Dreams” issue, was awarded the Earle Birney Prize. Other poetry is forthcoming or has appeared in Arc, CV2, Grain, The Greensboro Review, Emrys Journal, Open Minds, Plenitude, Right Hand Pointing, and Vallum; the chapbooks Ekphrasis: Poets Respond; I am what becomes of broken branch; and Tending the Fire; and the anthologies Dis(s)ent, RAWSIY II and Sweet Water: Poems for the Watersheds. Long list awards include Grouse Grind V(ery) Short Forms (2017), Literary Writes Poetry (2018 and 2020), and Room Magazine Poetry (2019). Her current work includes a commission of new poems for a cycle of art songs (Jeffrey Ryan, composer) and an experimental one-act memoir based on living with PTSD.