Alternate Hauntings

I worry about:

gardeners spading through the worm's afterlife
ghost geese tormenting the park's clairvoyant toddlers
daffodils mown down, lingering to announce spring
the after-death hive-mind of army ants

a river of unfinished business the size of the world —
letters unsent — words unsaid tumbling over the edge

if they go anywhere, how can we deserve to know?


Mark L. Anderson lives and writes in Spokane, Washington. He co-founded the popular Broken Mic spoken word poetry series and has traveled the United States performing. He has received a GAP award from Washington Artist Trust and was named the inaugural Ken Warfel Fellow in 2012. From 2017 to 2019 he served as Spokane’s poet laureate. His first book, Scarecrow Oracle, was published by Korrektiv Press.