Alternate Route

Lisa Cooper Anderson



(consider the opposite might happen—

what you fear could be whats best for you—

blue blue blue blue—

this is the future speaking not an aphorism—

instinct drew me to the most important people & places—

when life spills out from its tiny opening, what then?)






Lisa Cooper Anderson has lived in Tucson, Arizona, most of her life. “Alternate Route” is from her unpublished collection, Lucky Rancho: The Tucson Poems. She works as a freelance editor.