You are reading an archived issue of Sleet Magazine. To return to the current issue, click here.


Ann Iverson

Found Poem at Twilight

The moon turned a page
so we folded back the corner of the next
said, we are not ready.
But the song was Evenstar -
we drove that road instead.
In our pockets we found agates.
Some we skipped across the river.
Others we kept as broken winged birds.
We flew for them
saw our hearts as aerial views
of the jungle.
At dawn, three deer passed.
One voice said
They’re searching for food.
I bet they’re talking too.

Ann Iverson is a poet and artist. She is the author of three books: Come Now to the Window by the Laurel Poetry Collective, Definite Space and Art Lessons by Holy Cow! Press. She is a graduate of the MALS and the MFA programs at Hamline University. Her poems have appeared in a wide variety of venues including The Writer’s Almanac. Her art work has been featured in several art exhibits as well as in a permanent installation at the University of Minnesota Amplatz Children’s Hospital. Currently, she is seeking a publisher for her next collection as well as illustrating and writing a series of children’s books inspired by her dachshund.

home  • current issue  • archives  • submissions  • us