Thursday, February 28, 2019

once again
I indulge

the twist
of gold and ruby

along the banks
of twilight


via the sparrow
finds C major


road to home peeling skin in the boneyard


is this
how tigers

claim ground
as theirs

the lick
of winter

across my
bare neck


time travel

in my hands
a photo of mother

before the cancer

*Published in Otata 39 (March 2019)