Her knees nearly buckle with the weight of a new star,
at her loose grip on the baby’s stroller, as if any minute
the dull, brown jar where she spends her days alone, its
Copyright © 2011 Terri Kirby Erickson
Terri Kirby Erickson is the award-winning author of three collections of poetry, including Telling Tales of Dusk (Press 53, 2009), and In the Palms of Angels (Press 53, Spring, 2011). Her work has appeared in numerous literary journals, anthologies and other publications, including Eclectica, JAMA and Verse Daily, and has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net award. For more information about her poetry, see http://terrikirbyerickson.wordpress.com.