Hourglass by Colleen Anderson

forged of ice
frozen days gone
today boils away
strange mists of yet to be
combined circuitry and steel
Volta’s great gift the battery
excites offerings, babe or granny
variances from the range of our lives
ignore their screams as bodies crisp and char
dials spin a dervish dance tuning
somewhen, future or past perfect
utopia’s joy reigned/reigns?
a flash—children laughing
grandparents hold hands
results don’t lie
as you lose
all this


Colleen Anderson poems have been published in such venues as Mirror Dance, Polu Texni, The Future Fire, HWA Poetry Showcase and othersShe is a Canada Council and BC Arts Council grant recipient for writing and has performed her work before audiences in the US, UK and Canada. Colleen’s collection, I Dreamed a World, will be published in 2021. Colleen has also published fiction including the collection A Body of Work, Black Shuck Books. www.colleenanderson.wordpress.com