Poetry by Michelle

Bonfire of Regrets


If you stacked your regrets
like a bonfire

would you have the courage
to drop the match?

Could you stand
beside the fire

with a mug of cocoa
and someone playing guitar?

Could you allow yourself
to feel the warmth?

Could you keep from running
into the fire

and gathering
every flaming stick?
— Michelle Barker, First Published in The Mitre, 2009

Michelle Barker's books on Goodreads
Old Growth, Clear-Cut: Poems of Haida Gwaii Old Growth, Clear-Cut: Poems of Haida Gwaii
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The Beggar King The Beggar King
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Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories
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Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales Tesseracts Fifteen: A Case of Quite Curious Tales
reviews: 4
ratings: 14 (avg rating 3.79)

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