A. Poulin Jr.

Not a very well known poet, A. Poulin Jr. has some surprising gems. He has written a lot of poems about angels, though not traditional angels – check out his Selected Poems collection. “Cave Dwellers” is one of his better known poems:

Cave Dwellers

I’ve carved a cave in the mountainside.
I’ve drilled for water, stocked provisions
to last a lifetime. The walls are smooth.
We can live here, love, safe from elements.
We’ll invent another love that can’t destroy.
We’ll make exquisite reproductions of our
selves, immortal on these walls.

And when
this sea that can’t support us is burned clean,
when the first new creatures crawl from it,
gasping for water, air, more wondrous and more
wild than earth’s first couple, they shall see
there were two before them: you and me.

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