Shield

SHIELD
Kim Goldberg

On this solstice morning
through slits of light in the privacy
screen I planted to shield myself
from my neighbour
(who is in no way offensive but merely
there)
I glimpse pieces of a doe gliding past—
a shoulder a knee
a tawny presence threading
the eye of a heartbeat beyond
the green

~

June 21, 2014
Nanaimo, BC

Shield © Kim Goldberg

Poem & image © Kim Goldberg

About Kim Goldberg

Kim Goldberg is an award-winning poet and journalist and the author of 7 books. Latest titles: UNDETECTABLE (her Hep C journey in haibun), RED ZONE (poems of homelessness) and RIDE BACKWARDS ON DRAGON: a poet's journey through Liuhebafa. She lives in Nanaimo, BC. Contact: goldberg@ncf.ca
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2 Responses to Shield

  1. katy mccuish says:

    very beautiful Kim – great start to my day -katy

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