Laurinda Lind- 3 poems



She put on armor

you said of a fat aunt

who hated her husband


& I think of all the big wives

slowly accumulating

resenting in secret


not at all in love

with themselves

so let’s crack them


from their casings

let them burn &

burn wild on their fuel


let their awful

husbands fear them

let them lift


their heavy hearts

flare by flare

to freedom.




Missionary’s Position, 1989


The end began in 1914,

the door-to-door missionary advises.

Look at the evidence.

Wars. Earthquakes. Sassy kids.

She shows me a picture of disco-dancing

so I fill her in about the lambada.

They’ll probably change the picture in the book.


(The Book is a different matter:

in some spots not even

particularly good. But

that’s another poem.)


It would probably be okay

between a husband and his wife,

she ponders. See, we’re not against dancing

so long as it’s modest.


I get up and fetch the baby

who is stirring in the next room.

What a sweet baby, she says.

The product of dancing, I warn.






It’s all right

to shake out

the fireiron

of your anger

once in

a while

so don’t

be shy


the bastard


it’s stronger

and stricter

than you

can see

& sometimes

it’s scary


to sear you

into sense



Laurinda Lind feels a little chilly in New York’s North Country in the U.S. She and poetry split up in 1997, but are on again. Some previous publications/ acceptances include Antithesis Journal, Communion, Comstock Review, Deep Water Literary Journal, Earthen Lamp Journal, Far Off Places, Liminality, Mobius, Off the Coast, Paterson Literary Review, Ship of Fools, Sonic Boom, and Timeless Tales.


By Heavenly Flower Publishing

Bindweed Magazine publishes two anthologies each year: Midsummer Madness and Winter Wonderland. Bindweed is run as a not for profit, labour of love endeavour by an author/poet couple: Leilanie Stewart and Joseph Robert. Bindweed can be found at

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s