Antonia Clark

As if it were a holiday destination — 
a resort that doubles in size 
each winter — he promises 
a glittering ice palace, turreted
in frozen vapor, endless light.
But I foresee the crevasse, 
fissures and fracture zones,
a platinum landscape fanning 
into the distance. My future 
unfolding, an immense white bed.   


Antonia Clark works as a medical writer and editor. She has also taught creative writing, published in numerous print and online publications, and manages an online poetry workshop, The Waters. She has published a chapbook, Smoke and Mirrors, and a full-length poetry collection, Chameleon Moon. Toni lives in Vermont, loves French picnics, and plays French café music on a sparkly purple accordion.

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