Rough-Hewn Stones, a Wall at the Top of the Field
It does not move, but
divides two sides few see
measured in lengths of steps
To build this took considerable
thought, making stones join
like names or time passing
weather’s moss growing
green in its gaps—no saying
how long it will last
M. J. Iuppa is the director of the Visual and Performing Arts Minor Program and a lecturer in creative writing at St. John Fisher College, and since 2000 to the present, is a part-time lecturer in creative writing at The College at Brockport. Since 1986, she has been a teaching artist, working with K-12 students in Rochester, NY, and the surrounding area.
She has three full-length poetry collections, most recently Small Worlds Floating (2016) and Within Reach (2010), both from Cherry Grove Collections, Night Traveler (Foothills Publishing, 2003), and five chapbooks. She lives on a small farm in Hamlin, NY.