01/09/2013

The lake freezes over
taking parts of us with it.
The parts that freeze
and break off in the lake.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

It took awhile to trust “Transmitter”, the brevity/ mystery of its contained rhetorical device. A debt is owed to Thomas Transtromer. He his best poems resist the urge to explain, giving voice to a beautiful, necessary uncertainty. “Trasmitter” is an echo of “Transtromer”; this poem is homage to his influence.

BIO:

Matthew Guenette is the author of two poetry collections: American Busboy (U. of Akron Press, 2011) and Sudden Anthem (Dream Horse Press, 2008). He lives, works, and loses sleep in Madison, WI.
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