The Vallum Award for Poetry 2015 Winners

 

Biographical Note:

Susan Hughson is a transplanted Maritimer, poet, mother, veterinarian, humanist, activist, maker of art song, and pragmatic romantic. 

 

 

 

Honourable Mention

Susan Hughson

 

Apple to Apple


In the season
of apples suspended
in air,
wood piles
and winter spiders,

you are lost
with a canvas bag;
an apple
a book
and a camera.

Travel past
previous windows,
a green house
between
here and not

take a photograph-
books hold clues,
save the
apple
for later.

You fall forward
from this page
landing,
dear one,
on this spot.

House still standing
pine board fence,
faintest
tincture
of fog,

someone must have
eaten
the apple.

 



 

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