Emily Mohn-Slate

Emily Mohn-Slate’s recent poems are forthcoming or have appeared in New Ohio Review, Crab Orchard Review, Muzzle Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, Radar Poetry, and elsewhere. Her manuscript, The Falls, was a finalist for the 2016 Agnes Lynch Starrett Prize offered by University of Pittsburgh Press. She teaches creative writing at Chatham University and lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

 

Landscape with Dream, Deer

 

The man who left me

returns as a deer

 

black eyes

rich as dirt

 

insisting on

forgiveness

 

his belly speckled

and wild

 

 

I am not able

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