Today's poem is by Brandon Krieg

Beyond the Useful Life

A crow drinks rain from a paint bucket's overturned lid.

Two teens lie on a rock after swimming, waiting for their cut-off fatigues to dr::

Steelhead suspend inside the cab of a sunken Ford where the river bends.

A heap of sun-bleached shells shines beside the oysterhouse.

Under three bales of rusted fencing, a garter snake rests.

The barn's last remaining pane flashes as I bike past.

Copyright © 2017 Brandon Krieg All rights reserved
from In the Gorge
Codhill Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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