For Solitude’s Sake

By on Oct 29, 2017 in Poetry

Sun through autumn leaves by Alyce Wilson

sun, at last,
showing a little of
that vaporous
red and orange
late October originality,
shadows cut with scissors,
pale light and even paler glitter.
an all-star cast of insect noises,
wind picking up
so trees can toss their tops off –

an emptiness in the heart won’t do –

your absence has these better ways
of explaining itself


John Grey is an Australian poet, US resident. He was recently published in the Tau, Studio One and Columbia Review with work upcoming in Naugatuck River Review, Examined Life Journal and Midwest Quarterly.