Karen McKinnon

Whatever is flawed
lost
old
is what we carry
with us, everywhere
Every year
slows
and what we have
on our backs
is more than ourselves
more than shows

Karen lives in Sandia Park in the mountains east of Albuquerque. Her publications include: Set in Motion, a memoir including poems, The Wildflower Press, Albuquerque, 2009. The Santa Fe Review, 2007; Sage, 20l0; First Prize: The Wildflower Press; and Southwest Writers Poetry Catagory; Reading at Acequia Booksellers, Albuquerque, 2009; The Wildflower Press website, 20l0

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