Constance Merritt

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Winter by Constance Merritt

winter crossing
bleak annulled
dulcimer damaged
choir miraculous
air &
monstrous ravishing
animal fallen
calls nightsky
ghost spectacle
again lynch
light loved
flint bliss
starfish tissue
shrouds lukewarm
sheathes everything
fanatic vanishing

Copyright ©2020 by Constance Merritt. Originally published in Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day, Jan 22, 2020. Reprinted with permission by the author.

Constance Merritt’s most recent book is Blind Girl Grunt: The Selected Blues Lyrics and Other Poems (Headmistress Press, 2017). She serves as poetry editor for the Journal of Feminist Studies in Religion and as food ministry coordinator at the Episcopal Church of the Advent in Louisville, Kentucky.