Tuesday, July 5, 2011


My father’s light

shines dim through the grove

only half-hidden
by the overhang
and squalls of oak passing
between us.
Five miles away, a train pierces
to the south, its broken pitches
bending along green corridors
to Tampa and a darker heart of rain
with power enough to feed
a terrible creativity.

About L. Ward Abel:
L. Ward Abel, poet, composer and performer of music, teacher, lawyer, lives in rural Georgia, has been published hundreds of times in print and online, and is the author of Peach Box and Verge (Little Poem Press, 2003), Jonesing For Byzantium (UK Authors Press, 2006), The Heat of Blooming (Pudding House Press, 2008), Torn Sky Bleeding Blue (erbacce-Press, 2010), and the forthcoming American Bruise (Parallel Press).

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