An ad’s gone out in the village pages
for Minor God of Incandescent Rages.
Likewise sought is someone young and able
to serve as Lord of the Broken Ferry Cable,
which is needless to say a temporary job
unlike the Spirits of the Quaking Bog
with positions offered on a rolling basis
to romping boreal waiflike crazies. Praise
the Lord of Brief but Shaming Public Moments
and Glory be to God of Smiting Garden Rodents.
Beware the Spirit of Dreams Involving Flight,
for fickle is the Goddess of Prodigal Rights.
Published online December 13 2016.
Sarah Wolfson’s poems have appeared in AGNI, Gulf Coast, Tupelo Quarterly and the Mid-American Review, among other print and web journals. She received an MFA from the University of Michigan and she was a finalist for the Poetry Foundation’s Ruth Lilly Poetry Fellowships for young poets. She is originally from Vermont but currently lives in Montreal, where she teaches at the McGill Writing Centre.