Winter Principle

Why is the river always moving
away from us.

The river that never moves.
The river that gives only

its one unbearable phrase.
I have missed you

almost as much
as the geometry of water

freezing on the windowpane.
Almost as much

as the bare branches
of the Dogwood.  Not even

the inedible stone of January
could satisfy me now.

MEGHAN L. MARTIN was born and raised in Hyde Park, New York and currently resides in Kelowna, British Columbia.  She holds an M.F.A. in Poetry from Arizona State University and is the recipient of a Theresa A. Wilhoit Fellowship.  Her poems are currently available or forthcoming in Hunger Mountain, Ryga, The DMQ Review, The Fiddlehead and an anthology called Paradigm.