Barren wheat-fields are quite exquisite in winter— just one clear night the wind slants the snow to smooth blue—another morning rises. Clipped long to disused skis, I carve rickety tracks, like fontanelles, over and across subnivean layers where lower-animals—a mouse, a vole— can only survive and not deliciously live such a winter as this. […]
Laura A. Powers
Laura A. POWERS earned her MFA from the University of Idaho. Her chapbook, Speak, was published by Finishing Line Press. She teaches writing at Washington State University.