As if it were a holiday destination —
a resort that doubles in size
each winter — he promises
a glittering ice palace, turreted
in frozen vapor, endless light.
But I foresee the crevasse,
fissures and fracture zones,
a platinum landscape fanning
into the distance. My future
unfolding, an immense white bed.
works as a medical writer and editor. She has also taught creative writing, published in numerous print and online publications, and manages an online poetry workshop, The Waters. She has published a chapbook, Smoke and Mirrors
, and a full-length poetry collection, Chameleon Moon
. Toni lives in Vermont, loves French picnics, and plays French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.