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I write though you’ve asked for no letters.

No letters, then, but this long grass.

This is the long grass I cut from the edge of the pond

At the edge of winter. I use it

To cover my row of lavender shrubs, which struggle.

My friend, here is the letter I write you.


Recent work by Susan Gillis includes Obelisk (Gaspereau, 2017) and The Rapids (Brick Books, 2012). She is a member of the collaborative poetry group Yoko’s Dogs and a poetry editor at Numéro Cinq, and publishes a poetry blog, Concrete & River. Brick will publish her new book in 2018. Susan divides her time between Montreal and rural Ontario.



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