Thursday, February 02, 2012


IF THE COLONEL EVER CALLS



If late at night there is a ringing

and it's the Colonel, don't be frightened.


Remember that the funny twists 

of the heron's neck are posture too.


Perhaps the hair on your cheeks

is bristling?  But the Colonel was clean-shaven.


The Colonel's prayers were more communication 

than supplication; the old phone

is more of an appliance than a relic.


 If the Colonel asks for a report, tell him

everyone's fine; the rocky island in the bay

is white with birds.  






1 Comments:

Anonymous JC said...

Thank you so much for this!

9:40 PM  

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