Robert Colman

Invitation to The Leavings

Some part of you went before the white rhino,
but still you sit with laughter, desire,
the curve of a cat indelible in your lap.
Extinction, I think, will not startle us suddenly.
Maybe it will be like your mind. We’ll be able
to forget most everything. Our doubt
will be nameless. We’ll do as little with our fear.

Robert Colman is a Newmarket, Ontario, Canada-based writer and editor. He is the author of three books of poems, the most recent being Democratically Applied Machine (Palimpsest Press 2020).