Ice Ecoregions: Reflections of White Bear

Polar bear top of the world
Rolling down on back to side
Bank of body of seas to sleep
Marble blue swirl into landscape

Moon-dream craters, plateaus,
Sea ice, floes,
Leads and polynyas,
Waters of cold, Bears

Daring to go inland
Arctic their world
For disappearing

Further their swimming
To melting of no reach

Like guard hairs of hollow,
Scattering of light,

Visible wavelengths

Lynne Goldsmith is an award-winning poet who has been published in All-Creatures.Org, Interalia Magazine, Journal for Critical Animal Studies, Not Very Quiet, Plants & Poetry Journal, Red Planet Magazine, Spillway, Thimble Literary Magazine, Tiny Seed Literary Journal, and elsewhere. Her first book, Secondary Cicatrices, won the 2018 Halcyon Poetry Prize and was a 2019 Finalist in the American Book Fest Awards, a 2020 Human Relations Indie Book Award Gold Winner, a 2020 International Book Award Finalist, and a 2021 Book Excellence Award Finalist.