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Susan Kay Anderson

This is Where

The highway cuts through


last summer   shade deep river

each stop a world

was it a dream  of oceans

their waves

during Utopia

I guess I am already there

This is where I will be

*This poem came from a prompt by Fred Marchant in his class through the 24 Pearl Street/Provincetown Fine Arts Work Center and was created from lyrics from The Talking Heads and inspired by Helen Frankenthaler’s Walking Rain lithograph (1987).

Susan Kay Anderson lives in southwestern Oregon’s Umpqua River Basin. Her long poem "Man’s West Once” was selected for Barrow Street Journal’s “4 X 2 Project” and is included in Mezzanine (2019). Anderson also published Virginia Brautigan Aste’s memoir, Please Plant This Book Coast To Coast (2021). Website

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