an experiment:

words ... begun 7/29/00 

 

 

Off Main Street

 

 

Main Street is

dripping green leaves

the sun is apricot

we all just want to go home

again for the night

but this time it's Friday and

after dinner the card game

on the porch in the shadows

opposite JD's Market

 

the Side Pocket sign is outside

the Side Pocket is Open!

he knows all their stories

the first beer is fresh

and the pool balls clack

into each other

with something like

laughter

 

 

© 8/25/00

Amy Jackson

 

 

 

First Snow

 

 

snow came last night

and sanctified everything

wonderland

i know what's underneath

for now a world of grace

 

last night i bundled up and

walked with it falling on my

face, the most delicate

touch, intense and safe

 

Christmas lights strung outside

some houses, a couple decorating

a tree

 

lights, reflections

crystallized

causing the sky to glow

lavender above the

football game

echoes of the crowd, waves

peach, burgundy above quiet

dark houses, softening slowly

 

not night, then

alive

 

 

© 12/2000

Amy Jackson  

 

 

 

 

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