Leslie Schultz


That bridge that linked us?
You burned it.
Now nothing between us
but icy river.

I think of you and shiver,
cast up one wish:
may I completely forget
you, cold fish.

Leslie Schultz (Northfield, Minnesota) is the author of three collections of poetry, Still Life with Poppies: Elegies (Kelsay Books, 2016); Cloud Song (Kelsay Books, 2018); and Concertina (Kelsay Books, 2019. Her poetry has appeared most recently or is forthcoming in Able MuseBlue UnicornLight, Mezzo CamminNorth Dakota Quarterly, Poet LorePoetic Strokes AnthologyThird WednesdayThe Madison ReviewThe Midwest Quarterly, The Orchards, and The Wayfarer; in the sidewalks of Northfield. She has three times had winning poems in the Maria W. Faust sonnet contest and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize (2017). Schultz posts poems at www.winonamedia.net.