Will to Life

one over nothing
in succession
in the covering

this of the new snow
the hills
the environs
toward somewhere

migratory instinct
lightly threaded

I admit I know
not what to do

finding these things here

and apart from me

this doubt
as a form of body

I’ve eaten more
than I can digest

-Samuel Gilpin

Samuel Gilpin is a poet originally from Portland, OR, living in Las Vegas, NV, as a Black Mountain Institute Ph.D. Fellow in Poetry at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. A Prism Review Poetry Contest winner, he is currently serving as the Poetry Editor of Witness Magazine