Barbara has a PhD in English and Comparative Literature from Columbia University and has worked as a book editor, freelance writer, and a teacher. She lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
© 2005 Barbara Archer
this town it seems
a back way to everywhere,
that snake through woods
dead-end streets to places
newcomer would not know how to expect.
once decided that a quicker way
worth moving boulders for,
fallen limbs, even built
over potential floods,
chose to leave the entrances
you don't already know where the shortcut is,
will never find it.
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