Lesson From Stone by Gail Goepfert

Lesson From Stone

—in response to David & Yonatan,
          sculpture by Boaz Vaadia

How to enter
a many-layered body—
connective tissue of bluestone,
unyielding edges, sharp,

Immune to grass
or grackles. Soles planted,
bracing for plummet, the touchstone
of the stout-hearted—

Let nothing
come unglued, nothing
tremble. Backbone, the keystone
of what must be


Gail Goepfert, an associate editor at RHINO Poetry, is the author of three books—A Mind on Pain, (Finishing Line Press), Tapping Roots, (Kelsay Books), and Get Up Said the World appearing in 2020. (Červená Barva Press). Recent publications include Journal of Compressed Arts, Bluestem, Rogue Agent, and Beloit Poetry Journal. More at gailgoepfert.com

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