Monthly Archives: October 2014

Hanford 1944

Hanford 1944 was published by Work Literary Magazine.

Grandchild

You came and the world got better.
You came and irony went away.
You came and icicles sang.
You came and walruses sat up straighter.
You came and church steeples tilted in to listen.
You came and sheets felt softer.
You came and a hundred projects felt less important.
You came and relatives who never speak
talked about little things with their knees close together.
You came and smiles came down off the upper shelf.
You came and the world breathed a little easier.

Wintering Over

(first published by the Rainbow Journal)

the Ridgefield refuge
has old oak trees

the way we
have relatives

gathered
in clans

& spending decades
not speaking