in his field, the thorns of his life in his granite
hands, his steps long into day. All this sky,
he thinks, all this dust, my days are this
equation: my life is geometry
and reaches into time, runs out alone
to the kiss and promise of a bent line.
Michael Catherwood's poetry has appeared in many magazines,
including Agni, Black Warrior Review, Borderlands, Briar Cliff Review,
Ecletica, Georgetown Review, Hawai'i Review, Kansas Quarterly, Laurel Review,
Louisiana Literature, Mankato Poetry Review, Midwest Poetry Review, Midwest
Quarterly, Nebraska Review, Pittsburgh Quarterly, Red River Review, South
Dakota Review. His first book of
poems, Dare, was published by
Backwaters Press in 2006.