Sunday, June 19, 2016

Then Earth Remembers You

brush strokes of swans on the mottled pond reflected;
ache of the branch against the sky
in the season of no leaves.

oh fly you will from the moment still
you gazed upon a glazing universe.
winter is here, you sang to yourself again

with your absurd little twig of holly;
your rose mittens you keep losing.
this is the park in winter

where you went in your twenties.
and now the swings glide on their own
and creak with the ice.

and the wind whispers to you and crackles
the pine needles, sifting through
all this silver, you murmur

through your tears;
then earth, remembers you

mary angela douglas 19 june 2016