From Here to There

by Terry Ann Carter, Philomene Kocher, and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Frogpond 40:3, Autumn 2017, page 39. Originally written 15 May 2008 in Nepean, Ontario, in Terry Ann’s library at her home on Stinson Avenue.

mountain retreat—

he tells me

of his broken heart Terry Ann

the carpenter steps over

the missing rung Philomene

Rhine cruise—

the cellist continues

on his remaining strings Michael

all the way from Ireland

the cracked dishes Terry Ann


on the fallen crabapple branch

blocking the sidewalk Philomene

the broken spines

of all her travel books Michael