Sandra Meek

Sandra Meek has published six books of poems, including Still, forthcoming from Persea in January 2020, An Ecology of Elsewhere, Road Scatter, and the Dorset Prize–winning Bio­geography. Recipient of an NEA Fellowship in Poetry, the Poetry Society of America’s Lucille Medwick Memorial Award, three Georgia Author of the Year awards, and two Peace Corps Writers awards, she teaches at Berry College. Visit her at www.sandrameek.com.  

Cold Comfort to Doom

No crops to sow. No shocks. No cobs, no corn’s
down floss. No cock’s crow. No storms

to grow. No cool to morn. No blood to spot; no flocks
of cotton bolls to lop. No flocks. . .