July – week 3

summer moon…


my cupped hands


late summer —

a narrow pathway

through the corn


this hour

of struts and frets…

stirring deep

in the body of darkness

strains of a sweeter song


corn fields…

searching for the song’s

yellowhammer    *


after I’m gone…

layer upon layer

of winged words

that settled

while the dust gathered


* follow this link to see (and hear!) a yellowhammer:



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