Thinking of Work
A brief storm blew the earth clean. There was much to do: sun to put up, clouds to put out, blue to install, limbs to remove, grass to implant. (The grass failed. We ordered new grass.) A limb had cracked in half in the short storm, short with its feeling. We saw its innards, all the hollow places. Something flew out of the window and then the window flew out of the window.
Copyright © 2012 by James Shea. Used with permission of the author.
Date Published: 2012-03-12
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/thinking-work