Spring 2010 • Vol. XXXII No. 2 PoetryApril 1, 2010 |

Apiary 35

Erring   shoe and sour bib her dress, wild hair, the woman is following the turning path. About her attendants in white in a parallel world   wait. One keeps the drug cart. One writes on palimpsest of another fretting mind. They have not brought her or kept her from the clamorous world to the labyrinth, whose entrance   is age, for reprimand though she feels it, but simply to give her a place freely     to move past season and sun and change inside coded doors      and honeyed paneling. At the center is the courtyard       for activity. Tuesdays a piano plays and all may dance. It is no more joyous for them or for the family      until having walked so long among the turnings, she loses sense of direction and       all trace of what it was like before. It is not easy to be free forever of a wish never to go back instead to whirl    naked in a bare world.

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Carol Frost has published eleven books of poems, most recently Honeycomb, which won the 2010 Florida Book Award. Trilogy is forthcoming in 2014 from Tupelo Press. She is the Theodore Bruce and Barbara Lawrence Alfond Professor of English at Rollins College.

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