Today's poem is by Naomi Mulvihill
Child of a lighthouse keeper and a firewatch,
conceived in a wordless encounter
at a rest stop
1 part flywheel, 8 parts restraint
luminous with near-disaster,
says, Don't try to mirror this
world of nothing-is-as-it-seems.
Set down no word. Says, by means
of a searching pause
I mistake for an intimate nod,
Step inside the caution tape.
Copyright © 2015 Naomi Mulvihill All rights reserved
from Green Mountains Review
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
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