One Poem by Sam Rose

Little Changes

Three golf courses and a central hall –
throw them on the limestone base.
Mount them on the stone as
examples of matter
that doesn’t matter.

The long and narrow edges,
yellow volcanic rock cut from the
mountains. Washington, 1900.
Combined in the kitchen.

Between the years 1940 and 1990,
little changes. The limestone caves,
holes created. Three golf courses
and a fitness centre –
cast on the stone.
Mount it all on the stone.

The first part of the last hole
in the big city, little

Long and thin ends.
Yellow, yellow rock cut from

Between 2483 and 2533
incorporated into the kitchen –
little changes, little changes.


Sam Rose is a writer from Northamptonshire, England and the editor of Peeking Cat Poetry Magazine. She is a three times cancer survivor and a PhD student, researching the role of poetry in psycho-oncology. She has had work published in over 50 venues. Find her at and on Twitter @writersamr.

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