Irish Sweater

By Ralph F Smith

bare skin

under Irish wool

invokes a hermit’s

scratched comfort

 

arms crossed

left palm

flattens hillocks

right index

plows furrows

 

 

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Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Canada Ralph F. Smith moved to Ottawa in 1987.  He has published numerous short stories and non-fiction in anthologies and magazines but only recently has begun submitting poetry to journals.  He belongs to a poetry group and lives with his wife and children in Ottawa, Ontario.


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