Lois Marie Harrod
Just before the resurrection . . . a civilization goes up in flames
The Guardian Nigeria, April 16, 2019
And my mind is burning the great Library of Alexandria
and my body is burning the solitary labyrinth of God
and yes, my heart is burning Notre Dame and its great tower—
and the whole earth is glowing warm,
but my friend is still writing her god poems
for a god who seems vertically challenged
and needs speech therapy.
She believes he can somehow save us.
I don't have much patience for her
in this holocaust.
Lois Marie Harrod's 17th collection Woman is forthcoming from Blue Lyra in December 2019. Her Nightmares of the Minor Poet appeared in June 2016 from Five Oaks; her chapbook And She Took the Heart appeared in January 2016; Fragments from the Biography of Nemesis (Cherry Grove Press) and the chapbook How Marlene Mae Longs for Truth (Dancing Girl Press) appeared in 2013. A Dodge poet, she is published in literary journals and online ezines from American Poetry Review to Zone 3. She teaches at the Evergreen Forum in Princeton and at The College of New Jersey. Links to her online work www.loismarieharrod.org