30 Poems in 30 Days

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

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Day 22 Pastoral

Pastoral after Dark

(for Poetry Church)

with red wine
minestrone     brie and bread

and stunned night bugs
breaking themselves open

against the porch light because
that's how things are

and the poets
grateful at table

to be with poets
this night, with their good

gab of poets, poems, the broken
world, and in the holly

in the crape myrtle
just there by our window

the wrens must by now
be sleeping