Colony – by Mike White

Oh, a potato chip.

You –
go wake the queen.

You –
lift with your legs.

Stop looking at the sky, Harold!
It doesn’t have to mean

Mike White has published two poetry collections, How to Make a Bird with Two Hands (Word Works, 2012) and Addendum to a Miracle (Waywiser, 2017). His work can be found in magazines including Ploughshares, Poetry, The New Republic, The Threepenny Review, and The Yale Review. Originally from Canada, he now lives in Salt Lake City and teaches at the University of Utah.

Painting: “Emerging”
Artist: Henry L. Jones
2019 – 16×20 inches – mixed media on canvas