Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Then too there is this - J. Allyn Rosser

joy in the day's being done, however
clumsily, and in the ticked-off lists,
the packages nestling together,
no one home waiting for dinner, for
you, no one impatient for your touch
or kind words to salve what nightly
rises like heartburn, the ghost-lump feeling
that one is really as alone as one had feared.
One isn't, not really. Not really. Joy
to see over the strip mall darkening
right on schedule a neon-proof pink
sunset flaring like the roof of a cat's mouth,
cleanly ribbed, the clouds laddering up
and lit as if by a match struck somewhere
in the throat much deeper down.

1 comment:

  1. Another fine selection. Thank-you. I sent your blog on to Joyce Sutphen who loves it also. I recently gave away about 400 of my poetry books to POETS HOUSE here in New York so your blog has helped me through that loss. Deeply appreciated. Please keep it up. You're a great reader and editor,
    Brent Pallas