Tuesday, December 20, 2011


She appears in the middle of the night,
following a path
carved out of the black orchard.

Nobody sees her arrive
except the wet grass and apple blossoms.

I hear her footsteps
enter the house –
and see a slight girl
standing with her eyes closed,
walking around the kitchen.

Sometimes I think
she is an actress
from the nearby college,
studying for an upcoming role.

Sometimes I think
she's a Sister from
the convent
who's gone mad.

Like a spirit, she leaves
as the dawn light approaches.

 About Craig Shay:
 Craig Shay lives on Long Island, NY.

No comments:

Post a Comment