By: Bruce McRae | Posted on: March 2018
Pig fat and a spine of twine.
Second cousin to soap.
Illuminator of dark spaces.
This is how we parse the egg
or make do in a blackout.
Friend of the hot-headed match.
The nun’s companion.
You are, littlest bonfire,
a single star in the miner’s grave.
A slight draft’s favourite dancer.
Guide me in my solitude.
O wisp of inference, enlighten the blind.
Bruce McRae, a Canadian musician currently residing on Salt Spring Island BC, is a multiple Pushcart nominee with well over a thousand poems published internationally in magazines such as Poetry, Rattle and the North American Review. His books are ‘The So-Called Sonnets (Silenced Press), ‘An Unbecoming Fit Of Frenzy’ (Cawing Crow Press) and ‘Like As If” (Pski’s Porch), Hearsay (The Poet’s Haven).