First Silver, Then Invisible by Susan Glickman

Poem title: First Silver, then Invisible Poet name: Susan Glickman Poem: The angry person blames others; the sad person, herself. But the iridescent dragonfly caught in the bullfrog’s grin, the frog writhing in the raccoon kit’s paws, the kit dangling from the talons of the great horned owl feel nothing but terror.   Terror which ascends to heaven as steam does from hot springs in winter: first silver, then invisible and always without a sound.  End of poem. Credits and bio: Copyright © Susan Glickman Previously published in What We Carry (Signal Editions/Vehicule Press, 2019) Susan Glickman is the author of seven books of poetry, most recently What We Carry (2019), seven works of fiction for both adults and children, most recently The Discovery of Flight (2018), and one work of literary criticism, with a second, Artful Flight, due out in spring 2021. She lives in Toronto, where she works as a freelance editor and is learning to paint.