Friday, January 27, 2012


Bare branches
Wet from the rain
Leaning on the fence
An abandoned shovel
Grass growing high around it
Left behind after some project
Or perhaps someone called them away
And they thought they'd finish some other day

1 comment:

Brian said...

Haunting. Reading this Etheree aloud increases its power.

I like how the poem ends with a rhyming "couplet". Poet, Anne Sexton, used to do this. She referred to it as "sending the poem home on skates!". Very effective.