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Monday's Poem

© 2011 Allan Brown

Allan Brown's work frequently appears on Monday's Poem.



An earlier version of "Naiad" was published in The Antigonish Review.

("If you can remember the 60s, you weren't there.")

The bended light-to-shadow
of her casual exposing in
how another new morning of—

sweat or dew drop?
a something again as
the scatter of each
another minute in
how many sidewalks
gathers to "summer's
a bummer but one
or the other."

                            And now
the dumber muscles
of these beech trees
stammer your name
into a grey flush
of water at road's edge
displacing softer grass—

as unexpectedly
the place of, a trace of
falling, and gone.