2014 Autumn Issue



thatway ~ smith

And Thats Exactly What I Did

you picked up the snake vertabrae
while i was sticking my toes in the
loops of my purse picturing the lake

you sighted some crested and
i flipped the channels got tails
three times in a row
ran out of rolls

you drove in the dark through an
industrial fog and i saw the sun
so clearly for the first time i cld
have wrote it in a book
but nothings lasting

and soon even the leaves will
change their story
i left my new notebook outside
the gas station by a sign read:

~ bree

Sunrise Service

The sun
rises through dry
tree leaves as the birds check
our feeder for seeds, leaving song
in thanks

~ smith