A baby cries
across the sky
from a charcoal smear
of crow,

I soak in stillness
under blankets of hemlock,
contemplating trout appetites,

free from the weight
of yesterday
and tomorrow.







by Denny Kolakowski       

Bud Gibbons, Presence, oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches. From the collection of Denny and Vickie Kolakowski.

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