This poem was nominated for The Best of the Net and was selected as a finalist for the 2021 MAYDAY Poetry Prize. When her eldest son died, her youngest and I placed two fighting beta fish into the small pond by the front door. You need to understand how much they were promised. […]
LINDSAY WILSON is an English professor at Truckee Meadows Community College where he edits The Meadow. He received a Silver Pen from the Nevada Writers’ Hall of Fame, and his poetry has appeared in The Colorado Review,
Verse Daily, and The Carolina Quarterly. His most recent chapbook, Because the Dirt Here is Poor, is available from Main Street Rag.