[Click] Photo: Natalie Anderson
Anderson has two chapbooks published (Seasons, Hidden Among the
Pine), and has been published in over twenty-five print magazines/ezines,
three anthologies, newspapers, and journals including recently published
pieces in The Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, and The
Ballarat History Journal ( Australia). He's currently working
on a chapbook manuscript called Shakespeare's Garden, and a full
length manuscript based on Martin Allerdale Grainger's book Woodsmen
of the West. The first poem of that series will be published
in The Ballarat Review.
light drips from a carob tree
onto his coconut hair,
sun dried cheeks. Seasoned eyes
focus on his minimal world
of bishops and knights.
On apple-green grass,
he waits for a cornucopia of brilliance
to enter his prune plum brain.
say he's a sour grape
content to play alone.
He regards himself as vintage,
an acquired taste.
mahogany board is
a world where King and Queen
rule devoid of bitterness,
and pawns are as important
as the royal fruit.
decisions lie in
every sacrifice, self-centered.
Victory is his nectar.
makes perfect sense
to juice himself.