Sunday, January 13, 2013

Ladder of Arrows by John Swain

At last the low grey hawk
left shadows on the grasses
before the opening of stone
for the ghost procession.
I stepped into the intervals
of air alive in resistance
like a musical hiatus
when the wind moved
rippling over me like the creek.
I put moss and red splinters
into my mouth like a risk
when I loved this presence
existing to thrill and change.
I climbed a ladder of arrows
from night water to the sky.

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John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. Crisis Chronicles Press published his most recent chapbook, White Vases.

1 comment:

Lynn Alexander said...

Wonderful work as always, John.