Ralph Earle: Where Is She Going?

                   Wild Flowers, by Mary Hatch, 2004, oil on canvas, 40” x 36”



Where Is She Going?

You wake up
and have your little dialog
with death, then you
wonder why your glasses
are on the floor.

Your mind
is a conveyer belt
bringing you
snatches of dreams
to assemble,

already flapping apart
in the winds of morning:

a sad man and woman
natter for attention,
prayer flags, the briefest
of smiles, and down
the green

the only one
you loved, walking
into light.

Ralph Earle

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