Comment on this article

Live Frugally on Surprise
         ‐after Alice Waters
by Ronnie Hess

The story your husband tells you
about the fledgling woodpecker
in the perfectly-round drilled hole.
The squirrel in the hackberry tree
watching as you have dinner on the porch
even though it is not quite summer
and the animal is still wont to chase
fall's hidden goodness.
The utter quiet in the middle of the night
when you count your breaths silently
and sleep comes again.
And the doctor who tells you
you are healing, your body ahead of itself.


Return to:

[New] [Archives] [Join] [Contact Us] [Poetry in Motion] [Store] [Staff] [Guidelines]