Thursday, April 27, 2017


As far as we
know at this time, backwards

time-travel is still

The jewels 
in the crown

of your corner lot garden—
all those uncountable,

charitably pink-
white cherry blossoms—

when nettled and nagged 
by soft enduring rain

will sigh and settle—

to clog your storm drains
and highlight every 

last little 
crack in your sidewalk.