Cold spring, moldy summer, chill fall.
You upstairs in your sorry bed,
No fight left in me,
no hay for the goats.
The field pounded dry year after year,
a stone acre.
Let me be gone.
Nothing for the goats
but salt and stones.
G. F. Boyer has published poems in a number of journals, including The Southern Review, Prairie Schooner, RHINO Poetry, and Heron Tree. She lives in rural Pennsylvania, where she edits and manages the Clementine Unbound poetry website and works as a freelance editor. Her full-length book, Missile :: Hymnal :: Amulet, will be released in late 2018 or early 2019 by FutureCycle Press.