milky way

almost sunset a parasailer with a rainbow


ash-throated flycatcher the pale-yellow hitch in its song


eyebrow piercing the hushed whispers of strangers


five-decade rosary each morning blackbird a prayer


her sparring gloves
the sudden pop
of a pink peony


how the light catches leaves song sparrow song


poems on the cover a stamped heart


shifting dunes
no need to pedal
with a tailwind


train station goodbye the pain between them