Into the Light
At some point
you stop washing your hands
of this and that
and thrust them deeper
into doing whatever it is you do,
like that farm woman out in the barn
who thrusts both of her hands,
up to her elbows, into a broodmare,
twists right and left, then right again
and brings whatever's miscarried
into lantern light.
Chet Corey's poetry has previously appeared in Shot Glass Journal and most recently in Right Hand Pointing, Shark Reef, Stoneboat and Studio One. He and his wife live alongside Bush Lake in the suburb of Bloomington, Minnesota.