Tuesday, June 23, 2009

After Solstice

too soon yet to notice
the shortening days, but I feel
the light leaving. Waking

late this morning: gnomonic shadows
all along the street proclaiming
it's later than you think.

Three days of rain and overcast
at Midsummer (or summer's first day
depending on your calendar),

and the sun returns with no better
counsel than this? Keep it. Don't expect
me to build a sundial on my lawn--

I'll place a boulder with mossy flanks
pointing eternal North, winter or summer.

Collection available! Knocking from Inside

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