Fissure – Wren Tuatha

You have effected a masterful
disturbance upon the
landscape of my face.
It’s your m.o., it keeps
you dealer, driver, maestro,
Holder of the stick at the end of
the carrot,
the one and only well of
maternal approval.

Dry, dry–I drop my divining rod
in favor of an oil drill.
But in the dust bowl roulette,
neighboring farms can gush
and gush
and my one and only well
can stay dry.
And I can drill until
I crack a fissure monument
in the landscape.
And the family business

Wren Tuatha’s poetry has appeared in The Baltimore Review, Pirene’s Fountain, Loch Raven Review, Clover a Literary Rag, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Digges’ Choice, The Green Revolution, Red Fez and the anthology Grease and Tears. Wren is best known for She won a Young Authors Award in Poetry from The Courier Journal. She and her partner, Food Not Bombs author/activist C.T. Lawrence Butler, now herd goats on a mountain in California.


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