Candy M. Gourlay
Excerpt from KotaPress Poetry Anthology Volume 3, 2003

Coin de Mire

Know me through these scattered words
left behind by waves, like shells on a beach
grains of sand falling through an hourglass
ash of life, like dust
remember the moon, how she licked my face
the tides, how they pulled me this way and that
the waves, gentle upon the shore
remember it all
and find me in these words, for one day
they will remind you I was here, I shone
for you, as you did for me, we were stars
and together, we made light
remind me, lest I forget to rage against the dying
of the light, lest I go gently into that good night
lest I forget from whence I came, and you
lest I forget the beauty of you.

Coin de Mire appeared in Reflections Quarterly Anthology of Poetry and Art, Summer Edition, August 2002 (Wordshop Publications, USA) and in the Tstream Association of Writers Quarterly Journal, Featured Author Column, Spring Edition, May 2002.


Author Bio
Candy M. Gourlay is a young South African writer and poet. She was born on a windy day in the Autumn of 1973 in Johannesburg, where she still works, writes and lives with her husband and three children. Her work has appeared in numerous publications world-wide, most recently The Wide Thinker; Reflections Quarterly Anthology; and Tstream Featured Author Column. 'The Storm, Deep Water Here: A Collection Of Thought' and her debut work of creative non-fiction, 'Story of a Girl' is scheduled for publication late 2002.