Physics of the Breeze
A slight wrinkle on the pond as he said
all that’s left of this life is what remains
for the next three redwings motionless now
atop cattails are match tips soon enough
to strike out this evening on one black flame
Copyright © 2018 by David Baker. Used with permission of the author. “Physics of the Breeze” originally appeared in The Yale Review.
David Baker was born in Bangor, Maine, on December 27, 1954.
Date Published: 2018-01-19
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/physics-breeze