Two censuses back

Our home held three:

An infant was added

To you and me.


A census ago

We counted more:

Persons in household

Numbered four.


This latest census

Our data was new:

Three residents remained,

But where were you?


by Barth Landor


Barth Landor has had poems in Clapboard Journal, Spectrum, Inscape and Grey Sparrow Journal (named the Best New Literary Journal of 2011-2012). His poem ‘Tree’ was a finalist for the Montreal International Poetry Prize in 2011, and the online journal Lowestoft Chronicle published two poems in 2012, including ‘Grotte de Niaux’, nominated by them for a Pushcart Prize.

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