We from the longearth
leave our houseruins
under the citylight, stay

through sunshift. Despite
disasterpaths we walk
for heatwater, we’re glad

for glassfaces during day-
shadow since then we are
more prone to mouthshock

in the midst of wreckgear.
The nightrail runs through
where we stopstand and

study our footrunes.
Flock back to these
heartfreak lifeboxes.


Laurinda Lind is an adjunct English instructor in New York’s North Country, and won the 2018 Keats-Shelley Prize for adult poetry. Some poetry publications have been in Blueline, The Cortland Review, Kestrel, Main Street Rag, Plath Poetry Project, Rogue Agent, and SWWIM. Poems will appear in the anthologies Visiting Bob: Poems Inspired by the Life and Work of Bob Dylan (New Rivers Press) and AFTERMATH: Explorations of Loss & Grief (Radix Media).