10. Plea to an Artist Worth Loving
Draw me away from this month! Draw
me, my chalked remains darkening the side of your hand, wiped carelessly
onto the side of your face. Two inches to the right and I might sting
your eyes the way that you sting mine.
Michelle Retterath is a graduate of the University
of Guelph. She won the Sheree Fitch Prize for Poetry in the Writer's
Federation of New Brunswick contest in 2002, as well as an Honourable
Mention in the Open Minds Quarterly Poetry Contest, 2007.
Like Lightning was a finalist in
the WCDR 2008 Chapbook Challenge, the Writer’s Circle of Durham
Region prize in honour of Dan Sullivan.