A Tale Told
Blue truck in an odd year.
A full lab & a fair trial.
Gruff voice. Dry field. Wan dove.
Sharp edge of fear near
gates & plants with drones
& phones. Wife in a room
at noon with a light. Brisk spring wind.
Slim rose, small dog. Boys & bells
near cliffs. A leaf. A war. Night
myth. Goat rage. Owl on a ship.
Red kite torn in a sky in a poem.
Ice, North, bread, sun.
A meal for the mind. Waves
in a bay. Songs, globes, flames.
Time for soil, time for seed.
A flag snaps in a chill wind.
Teeth close on a grape. Jazz
of thought, bricks of time.
A wing, a ring, a dune, a dome.
Pride bites the dust. A moth
does the math. Soft wax near
light orbs, but that’s just a tale.
A twin in a salt marsh as night falls.