Schaer ('12) is published in Slice Magazine
If you attended our first Open House this summer featuring poet Robin Beth Schaer, you heard her read 'Disturbance.' Here are the first few stanzas:
Put a silver coin on your tongue
with a penny underneath
and you can taste the electricity.
We said go slow but were urgent
as elephants, charging down
the power lines. Now the lights
won’t stay on and the trees
are down. Sleep until you’re done,
I’m awake, brushing hands along
darkened walls, feeling for the switch.
It must be here somewhere. We are
electric; this is not a metaphor.