inspiration comes through – Carolyn Martin

a cuff to the ear       sometimes                    a gut-punch a wrench off the couch       to catch that smudge                    in the Douglas fir pine cone or bird       you ask the morning air                    nothing answers back sometimes       un-breaking news                    unassuming/unassumed until attention’s paid       your father’s black lunch pail                    leaking lacquer smells he inhales your mother’s stew       scarfs down … Continue reading