Big Stone Lake

by Denise Jarrott

bare feet in the snow wandered
off into a field he believed the field
was heaven then he thought
the snow was remnants of bodies
of light. that heaven could be accidental,
a wandering into a hallway, half in sleep
half awake, and beholding a lamp’s
light traveling through the glaze
of a window, a mirror
in which he sees another face but
it is his own face.

Denise Jarrott is the author of NYMPH (vegetarian alcoholic press). She grew up in Iowa and currently lives in Brooklyn.