Amy Baskin


They said the sun never set
on the British Empire,
nor does it now upon my
desk, here in the corner,
barricaded by walls
and buffered from all forms
of natural light and darkness
by the glow of fluorescent bulbs
as I reign supreme,
regardless of the earth’s
relative position
to the sun.

When Amy Baskin isn’t writing, she matches international students at Lewis & Clark College with local residents in order to help them feel welcome and at home.