Gary Barkman

Drowning Birch

I came upon a drowning birch in Griffith Lake
I cast a shadow in to save her


Purgatory Hammock

Push your purgatory hammock pining stars beyond the trees
Tell me yes clouds or no willows that hide what we can’t see



Gary Barkman has had two poems published in the Chronogram this past year: “Bend” and “Burled”.

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