Borderland by Sara Rempe


These poems explore the identities we offer, and those we refuse.  Through confessional lines that rend the veil between truth and illusion, Sara Rempe takes us to the places where mercy & forgiveness entwine. 


         (for Sid)


Everything is a threat.

Even the soft offering


of an open palm

is suspect.  The past is


leashed to us

like shadow.


Here is the lesson

we didn’t learn:


there are people

who want to love us.