count seven gardens in your yard

hard-boil solid in your black boots
grown straight from dirt

flower-peppered dresses
for everyday of your week
for shade, babushkas
the colours of pysankas

cheeks varnished round
smooth as egg shells

the clucking of hens

~ Patricia Sinclair

Patti Sinclair is published with Palabras Press, Synchronicity, The Prairie Journal, ditch, and ascent magazine, and is the forthcoming featured writer in Fair’s Fair Women Who Love to Read series. She is the author of the Edmonton Best Seller, Motherhood As A Spiritual Practice and her most recent chapbook is red poems. Patti has performed with the raving poets, the roar, Edmonton’s Stroll of Poets and is currently working on a performance project, the red earth women poets. She lives and writes on her blog poet-at-large and by prairie and ocean. She is currently working with red nettle press.

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