Ken Cathers: the sum by Stephen Bett

Poet: Stephen Bett Poem title: Ken Cathers: the sum Poem: (for Ken) are we no more than skin sewn over desire unremembered flesh the serial husband — Ken Cathers (with the slightest nod to WCW) are we no more than the sum of the heart’s frailest missing pieces than skin if it comes to that stretched cruel & unusually thin sewn over desire which cuts a thousand ways like lingchi’s slow dice dance across flesh unremembered flesh awake now to a descent that lashes endless & at odds with desire End of poem. Credits: Copyright © Stephen Bett Stephen Bett is a widely and internationally published Canadian poet with 24 books in print. His personal papers are archived in the “Contemporary Literature Collection” at Simon Fraser University. His website is