PSOV Summer Contests
Final Deadline: July 1, 2023 11:59pm
PSOV members Scudder Parker and Robyn Joy at Summer Readings@The Front on June 15th. Upcoming readings July 13th and August 10th.
photo by Mary Rose Dougherty
Thunk of paddle rested on gunnels
small ripples soundless to our ears
we sit beside our ordinary lives
feel the silence of our absence
our memories already gathered
to a larger memory we drift two loons
dive for bass in branches of a toppled
yellow birch as if they’ve always been here.
from Osmore Pond by Scudder Parker
published in The Mountain Troubadour 2021