i draw the line at pumpkin pie

Posted: July 13, 2015 in brenda schmidt
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schmidt

the filling
cracked
________

a wildfire
fire line
hoof prints
spruce
smouldering
the crust
the crisp
hide of a doe
perhaps the mother
the burnt
fawn
spots
burning

Brenda Schmidt lives in Creighton, a mining town on the Canadian Shield in northern Saskatchewan, in the heart of what’s currently an extremely dry forest. The #skfire hashtag on Twitter is the source of the fire in this piece. She is the author of four books of poetry and a book of essays. Both her poetry and nonfiction have been shortlisted for Saskatchewan Book Awards. Her work is included in The Best Canadian Poetry in English 2015.

She can be found at www.birdschmidtblogspot.ca

 

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