Timothy Pilgrim, poet
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Timothy Pilgrim

NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2022, OUR 26TH YEAR

 
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ADVENTURE POETRY
By Timothy Pilgrim
 
   
 

Viral in Norway
(with a nod to Alex Vouri)

City street, fine brasserie, slip inside,
find a seat. Shake piled snow
 
off cuckold. Sip Pernod,
study the menu, name its font.
 
Not Arial, Gil sans. Feast on lamb,
frog legs, foie gras, Pastis gascon.
 
Top it off — coffee, St. Rémy,
crème brûlée. Close your eyes,
 
dream a new lover arrives.
You move to Provence, become

a chef. Tweet recipes. In bed.
In French. The Mistral blows sheets
 
of phyllo dough down the street.
Your dream life goes viral in Norway.

(published by Sleet Magazine)

 
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  Timothy Pilgrim, a native of Montana and retired university journalism professor living in Bellingham, WA, is a Pacific Northwest poet and 2018 Pushcart Prize nominee. His poems have been accepted more than 500 times by journals such as Toasted Cheese, Mad Swirl, Cirque, Santa Ana River Review, Windsor Review, Hobart, Otoliths and Prole Press in the U.S. Canada, Australia and the United Kingdom. He is the author of Mapping water and Seduced by metaphor: Timothy Pilgrim collected published poems, which the back cover calls “a 10 on any Richter imagination scale.”