Another Evening of Skies


Nothing for a poem. Only recoiled memories

and snow piling on the snow-plowed hill –

that salty, gray scheme.


 And when it melts,

a red-haired girl huddles over the iron drain

and stretches her arm with stick and net

through its grates fishing for snow.


From my window, I watch worms

rise in orange grass by her knees

and hear swiftly descending birds.

I peel skin from an old, yellow pencil.




Photo By: Jim Staley


About Author

Tom Holmes is the editor of Redactions: Poetry, Poetics, & Prose and the author of seven collections of poetry, most recently The Cave, which won The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013 and will be released in 2014. His writings about wine, poetry book reviews, and poetry can be found at his blog, The Line Break .

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