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Poetry

Evening Song

By Kelly Arnold, NC © a.mermaid.in.jeans@gmail.com

 

the hills spread out before me

a green velvet quilt

and the sky slides into

a blue the hue of my favorite jeans.

i wonder briefly if a poet

can write by firefly light

(surely on an evening like this

anything is possible).

and when the thunder warns

that i’d better head inside,

i shrug it off with a smile

(like grandma said, i ain’t made

outta sugar and

i’m sure not gonna melt).

i savor the heavy rain smell

the damp ground underfoot

i cup my hands to hold the night

carefully

gingerly

knowing full well

it will slip

between the cracks in my fingers

by dawn.

 

 

 

 

 

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The Delta Kappa Gamma Society International
416 W 12th St, Austin, TX 78701 · 512-478-5748

© DKGSI, All rights reserved