ONE POEM – Michael Rerick

Image: Georgia O’ Keeffe – Blue Morning Glory, 1938

Michael Rerick lives and teaches in Portland, Oregon. Work recently appears or is forthcoming at Angel City Review, Horse Less Review, Potluck Magazine, Switchback, S/Word, and Waccamaw. He is also the author of In Ways Impossible to Fold, morefrom, The Kingdom of Blizzards, The Switch Yards, and X-Ray.

From: Moss

as briefly this

our blue cars are dented

this hairy crabgrass

a brief introduction of this

street to remember west

a smooth bindweed maze

briefly we say this

common teasel coil

a buckle to do or undo

briefly we inhabit this

green false hellebore

drain lit for safety

after this briefly

tepid soapwort escape

fall copper sets in

this just as briefly

Wood’s rose caught

in our naked threads

briefly as this

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