poem

Søren’s Boat

Søren’s Boat

Remnants of Nature in Our Lives

Remnants of Nature in our Lives

Memphis Fall

Memphis Fall

Far from Pedestrian

Far from Pedestrian

The checkered sneakers stolen from a child
and yoked together with a knot of laces
now hang suspended from a power line,
transcending hopscotch, tetherball, and races.

Until a lineman comes to cut them down,
the pair will slowly twist as nature pleases,
darkened by rain or fading in the sun,
their soles tap-dancing in the lightest breezes.

Transit

Transit

From Tuliptrees

 

From Tuliptrees

     (For T.H., 1982-2007)

 

Looking Forward

Looking Forward

Balloon

Balloon

Luminous afterthought of dream?
It vanishes. The body's still.
An improbably big balloon
tied to the manchild's wrist with twine
bobbles in bright air until,
unless the string breaks and it floats
away and leaves us standing here
gaping at an empty sky
in which a pale and waning moon
dims in the deepening blue of day.

Nostradamus in Hempstead

Nostradamus in Hempstead

The Way It Was

The Way It Was

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