Balance by Forrest Orser

Poem title: Balance Poet: Forrest Orser Poem: I can’t get my ceiling fixed; I don’t have time to do my laundry and I can’t find a way to be introduced to the woman I keep seeing in the library but last night a friend of mine was depressed and wanted to talk and when she found me she smiled and said, “I’ve been looking for you.” End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Forrest Orser Previously published in The Cormorant, University of New Brunswick Saint John, 1997. Forrest Orser has been published in magazines such as The Nashwaak Review, The Antigonish Review and The Fiddlehead. Those stories and poems are on his website: For more than 30 years he was a daily newspaper reporter and editor. Now he finally gets to just write.