Fortune – Teresa K. Miller

Until the magnetic pole reverses,
no amount of trying will summon
you a mother. Until the Arctic ice
returns to its sheets and the calving
thunder cracks backward. Haul
yourself out,
one frozen leg at a time.
Teresa K Miller

Teresa K. Miller is the author of Borderline Fortune (National Poetry Series winner, Penguin, 2021), sped (Sidebrow), and Forever No Lo (Tarpaulin Sky) as well as co-editor of Food First: Selected Writings from 40 Years of Movement Building (Food First Books). She tends a mini orchard near Portland, Oregon.

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