What will she do today? by Meg Freer

Poet name: Meg Freer Poem name: What will she do today? Poem: Her house has no bones, no room for a hand dragged over skin or the kiss crass and sharp.  She feels kind today, helps clear away residual calculus on night’s edges, travels sunwise as shoulders read the world. She fuels jazz on a porch with a purple bench, leaves a margin for the elastic recoil of riches unfurled by eastern cloud-flow.  She inhales primary colors, exhales secondary hues of violet, marigold, tangerine, emerald. Sometimes audible, sometimes private —breath— always the main character. End of poem.  Credits and bio: Copyright © Meg Freer Previously published in Amethyst Review (August 2021), and reprinted in Sanctuary Magazine (December 2021) Meg Freer grew up in Missoula, Montana and studied musicology in Minnesota and New Jersey, where she also worked in scholarly book publishing. She now teaches piano, takes photos and enjoys the outdoors year-round in Ontario. She holds a Graduate Certificate with Distinction in Creative Writing from Toronto’s Humber School of Writers, and her photos, poems and prose have been published in journals such as Ruminate, Vallum, Queen’s Quarterly, Poetry South, Phoebe, Eastern Iowa Review, and Arc Poetry. She has written two poetry chapbooks: Serve the Sorrowing World with Joy, with Chantel Lavoie (Woodpecker Lane Press, 2020) and A Man of Integrity (Alien Buddha Press, 2022). Her poems have been shortlisted and have won awards in several contests in both the U.S. and Canada.