Pamela Rader / Poetry 6.2 / Fall, 2018








Art © by Hiram Lewis Silver City, NM



After Rain

Asphalt castaways form a U or som
etimes S. Or sometimes they are an
underscore (or a sans-serif __ on its
side). Ship-less shapes strewn on s
ealed surfaces. Hairless and sexless
bodies: I wonder how they made
their way to tar-plains. An
ejection? Or carried abroad upon
flowing lava of water & mud?
Bathing in air not soil, some whole,
some sev
ered, waiting to re
form and begin a



Born in upstate New York, Pamela Rader was a transplant to the Rocky Mountain region where she felt at home in the open spaces and earned her Ph.D. in Comparative Literature. She teaches literature at Georgian Court University, a small liberal arts university in central New Jersey. While she has published in the field of literary scholarship, Rader is thrilled to publish again in Red Savina Review.


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