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




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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