Marie Louise Munro
Demeter's Lament: Late Autumn
Even the crows leave
Offerings: corn-bright cries, regrets
Left to winter & rust.
My body thrums with it:
All this radiance & loss, sloughs blood-
Plumage, fruitless husks.
The women call for me
In the dusk, clamorous for daughters;
But, I hold my breath
Marie Louise Munro's poetry has appeared and/or is forthcoming in the following: American Oral, Cicada, Dánta: a poetry journal, Frogpond Journal, Haiku Presence, A Hundred Gourds, Manuscript, Modern Haiku, paper wasp and Parnassus Literary Journal. Marie has received a M.F.A. in Creative Writing from the University of Notre Dame and lives in a suburb of Los Angeles with her fiancé and their three cats.