30 Poems in 30 Days

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Day 4 -- Enigma


here’s my birthday sandglass
white grains, gravity
Cassie’s gift and I tease
time in a bottle

when I watch sand moving downward
Sappho’s gossipy lines slip through
between my ideas -- the finest sight:
whatever one loves is

I don’t read Greek, but would
kiss the fingertips of translators
if I could

history shifts
one grain slips through
then another