MICHIGAN SENIOR POET LAUREATE
Lori Goff

SATIN SHEETS

create a beggar
out of my being,
an endless search for
strokes of passion,
a yearning for
silken skin,
coolness for a
fevered brow,
escape from
fitted layers.

Lori Goff, 69, of Walled Lake, is a returning winner in the SPL contest. Among recent wins was her Honor Scroll Award in 2008. She is a writer whose book titles include The Heart of It All, a book of poetry and prose, and Spirits Walking, stories of Appalachia. Loriís hobbies include, besides writing poetry, folk art and crewel embroidery. Her sun sign is Libra.