Today's poem is by Jeffrey Greene
[Nature 's] light flows into the mind evermore
Leave this body out all night
in frost in the leaves.
Let it rest under the revivified stars
in the park, a citizen of autumn and this city,
hidden here on a path as old as the venerable
for the morning jogger to discover,
or kids skipping school.
They will illuminate their cell phones,
a mixture of wonder and panic
as they call their friends.
What does it matter now,
suicide or murder?
will reveal itself in its particulars
of vengeance or sorrow.
For now, let the body be one of us,
or a child curled with a head full of death-
while the glimmer
is the edge of our harbor, our bridges,
The field below
is made of autumn fire
and low breezes
goal posts, dugouts, and bleachers,
Copyright © 2017 Jeffrey Greene All rights reserved
from Beyond Our Means
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission
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