Poetry Appearing in Poetry In Motion® Portland


Primus St. John

Anger, the water boiling
Fear, the door closed
Sorrow, the things you will not see begin
Patience, a turtle that climbs mountains
Joy, otters at the river anytime
Smiles, ancient forms of justice.
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"Lists" from Communion, Copper Canyon Press.
Copyright © 1999 by Primus St. John.
Reprinted with permission of the author.


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