k.d. lang Performing Barefoot by Pamela Mosher

Poem title:  k.d. lang Performing Barefoot Poet name: Pamela Mosher Poem Begins: If you stay still long enough, you’ll find that nothing happens.   No prophetic moment of epiphany is waiting to take you over. And she knows this, in her slow pacing along the front of the stage, feet bare and open to the vibration of the floor as she raises her hands in solicitation  or deference. Tough to say which. She doesn’t strive to arrive anywhere but where she already stands, swaying.  You’ve seen that acceptance in her.  You’ve heard it in her voice as it  came to you through the radio  on a weekday commute to work, when you slipped your own feet  from your shoes, and pressed  one foot against the gas pedal,  and the other  	into the grit  of the floor. End of poem.  Credits: Copyright © Pamela Mosher Pamela Mosher was born and raised in rural Nova Scotia and now lives in Ottawa with her wife and young children. She works as a technical writer. Her poetry was recently shortlisted for The Fiddlehead’s Ralph Gustafson Poetry Contest, and appears in Best Canadian Poetry 2021 (Biblioasis).