Asking Price by Roberta Schultz (Ships April)


Sink Hole

Where the creek once carved

its path through our backyard

and past dwellers bulldozed

the nearest half of a large lake,

the earth sinks in. For years


we fed the open maw on leaves

and clippings, its lips now lush

with wild blackberry bushes.

All July I walk the beagle pup

into the gorge so I can pick

the latest ripe berries.


I smile as I recall the Zen story

of a man who falls off a cliff

to his death. Halfway down

he notices a ripe berry, grasps it,

pops it into his mouth to savor.

One last taste of this good earth

seasons his plunge into darkness.

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A collection of poetry by Roberta Schultz


Editor: Christopher McCurry

Cover Design: Ron Davis

Cover Artist: Ron Davis


ISBN: 978-1-948775-22-9

Softcover, matte

5.5″ x 8.5″


Roberta Schultz, author of four chapbooks, is a songwriter, teacher, and poet from Wilder, KY. She writes some of her songs on a mountain in North Carolina. She is co-founder of the Poet & Song House Concert Series with her Raison D’Etre trio mates. You can find out way more than you’d ever want to know about her at these websites: and


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