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Lisa Stice


Lisa Stice is a poet/mother/military spouse, the author of Uniform (Aldrich Press, 2016), and a Pushcart Prize nominee. While it is difficult to say where home is, she currently lives in North Carolina with her husband, daughter and dog. You can learn more about her and her publications at and at

Seamus Heaney’s To-Do List

dig with bare hands

see the earth
under fingernails

listen to the cows
chew their cud

fall in love then
fall in love again
with a city

bring a brother back
with pen and ink

rebuild streets with
with words in rows

go far far away

speak from behind
a podium

hands balancing

find the miracles
in the now and then
in the often missed

stand on the foothill
and shout

walk on air
against your better judgment*




* line from “The Gravel Walks” and Seamus Heaney’s gravestone

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