Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Gogyohka from Maine 10.18-10-21

Just got back--

couldn't make it precious
and so couldn't teach
to keep it within even public walls
cast the net wider
wider still

almost November
and still
there are roses
still roses
wedding dress roses, pink, and white

Dad in the front seat
full of presents
of his gabby gift
watching his water wheel thumbs
twiddle and churn

so excited
about seeing us
and the hike
he fell over
his dog

the dog will mark
the tree stumps
all over the woods
but he only shits
on the vast lawn

a young boy
can sit in the woods
and understand
how every autumn sapling
will lose all its leaves

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