30 Poems in 30 Days

30 Poems in 30 Days
A Project for National Poetry Writing Month

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Day 6 Out My Window

My lungs loiter in the red bud tree,
a cough stalking them below. The usual birds
pop along and pluck the soggy lawn. They don't even notice
when the cough, in its five-day beard and ragged flannel,
climbs through fuchsia blooms, roughs up my bronchi,
leaves a bloody ransom note in my throat.