Like A Lizard Crawling by Michael Forstrom (New York: Spuyten Duyvil, 2015)

Michael Forstrom’s Like A Lizard Crawling is a collection of prose miniatures, hesitant, elliptical, narrative and philosophical. A man leaning and thinking in the shadow of the recent death of his wife and then a turning to the other side of the divide, toward life: childhood, family responsibility and love. He begins with the ending and the necessity of an impersonal pronoun: one can, one may, one moves onward, disoriented. Forestrom’s elegant poetic prose is subtle, but stunning, in its reminder of the fragility of life, thought, memory and writing.