“Shadows” by Daye Phillippo (Poetry ’14)

Poetry alumn Daye Phillippo was recently featured in One Art. Read an excerpt from “Shadows” and find a link to the full text below:


She called to say that the shadow they saw

is esophageal cancer. A life-long smoker,

she’s not surprised
, but is shaken. I ask

what I can do. Pray, honey, just pray.

Late February mud and ice, rivulets of snow-melt.

On the way up from the barn last night, coyotes,

high-pitched yip and sing from the back fencerow,

leafless trees inked on the fiery horizon,

Continue reading here:  Daye Phillippo | One Art