Marilyn McCabe: "Lakeshore Limited"




Skeletal small towns’ rebar remains,

heart of a grange hall, a church revealed, shards


pierce and work their way inwards, shattered

bones all alight. A coil of brown barbed


wire, a torqued stave, some fence rod or road tie,

the curled hand of a man blasted


by sun, rain, snow hip deep, how we unfold

across our own horizon, beautiful


waste of our made things strew,

slow destruction of our mettle.



Marilyn McCabe has had poems published in such magazines as Nimrod, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Cortland Review. Her book of poetry, Perpetual Motion (2012), was chosen by judge Gray Jacobik for the Hilary Tham Capital Collection by The Word Works.