Sunday, June 18, 2006

Carol Peters

Along the Shore of Lake Pinewild

Fish fan in the man's shadow.
He squats and huffs

at the white geese

The stone in his shoe
is evidence.
A gander paddlewheels

on jeweled legs.

String Along

her gowned sense
a masquerade
his fool's singlet
looped with flags

a dreamer she nags
for a queen's castle
'til his staff batters
and the rafters boom

she plies the broom
a judy's fortune
grab your buttons
punch and run

Carol Peters is a graduate of the Queens University of Charlotte MFA program. Her work is forthcoming from Pembroke Magazine and Cairn. She lives in Pinehurst, NC.