Saturday, March 12, 2011

Shades of March

the snow can’t maintain coherence a
white UP reefer on the Ontario, OR siding a
bicycle ditched in black snow by the tracks

say goodbye

thick standing water in a pasture a
sordid gray sky a yellow building collapsed under
snowload on a flat roof

say goodbye

the snow can’t maintain coherence a
horse head painted on a satellite dish be-
side an abandoned white homestead

say goodbye 

a redwinged blackbird's feral trill in
bare limbed willows a Greyhound bus churning
north along a black glass highway

say goodbye

long gone long gone inside a gray sky 

the snow can’t maintain coherence the
bitterbush black in thick rain

say goodbye

Jack Hayes
© 2011

1 comment:

  1. This is the kind of poem that inspires me to write poetry again.


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