Robin LaMer Rahija lives in Kentucky. Her chapbook, Breaking News, is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press, and her poems have appeared in Puerto Del Sol, FENCE, Guernica, and elsewhere. She is an editorial intern at Sundress Publications.
SO MANY by Robin LaMer Rahija
Monday, 10 April 2023
beautiful things lived here.
That small boned bird that glowed in the understory.
That big wide mushroom that was underneath us that whole time.
That elm the autumn of the drought when the leaves fell before they changed.
I stood under a field of green on a field of green on a field of green.
I understood then. There is no need to hurry death forward.