Between Times

By Paul Ilechko

Smooth flooding
the weather in flow
as catastrophe rises

we visited the graveyard
plastered to the hillside
between the mountains

the days of orchard
of apple cores slung
across a meadow

smooth stones were polished
by the endless river
stepping lightly to cross

as stains are filtered
where flesh peeled
with gradual finality

there memories infiltrated
of a framed window
in a time of wood

of dogs careening
between the metal lattices
lined with brick

between rain soaked meadows
this is how they emerged
not yet ready for life

but bold in their potential

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