Jared Carter’s most recent book of poems, The Land Itself, is from Monongahela Books in Morgantown, West Virginia. He lives in Indiana.
Fragment of a queen’s face (Metropolitan Museum of Art)
It is part of a woman’s face,
And canceled, except for the grace
Much damage was done, for that smile
The stone? For that grace to beguile?
Who sensed the uncanny, the strange.
About changing your life. You changed