Dormant tune

July 12, 2019

You can see through black limbs
across the street
upstairs in a spare bedroom window

the sun trying to get up.

It has only one beam
straight as an oboe
to tune the unleafed

and aim at some fool or sharp-needled spruce
in the wind, both yelling aaaa
surrounded by fog.

To the east a mountain
bathing in cumulus
bubbles up in the pink

     cumulus
          cumulus
               cumulus

You! Hoist your heap.
And feather those oars.
Footloose, you’ll wing it till you roost.