This poem fills my mouth with everything I crave—beauty, bread, and stillness.
I eat this silence
The white lake
replaces my head
I am cold & calm
as the untracked snows.
Maureen N. McLane is the author of three collections of poetry, Same Life (FSG, 2008), World Enough (FSG, 2010) and This Blue (FSG, 2014). Her book My Poets (FSG, 2012), a hybrid of memoir and criticism, was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.
Nora Barlow is an editorial assistant at FSG.