In dusty houses

with sallow shades

floating ghostly

past books, pictures,

broken furniture

 

unconnected

disengaged

 

Functional rubble

of teeth, knees, hips,

skipping the charters to Branson,

afternoon performances

of Hamlet

 

writing in their journals

how the view from the end of the road

mirrors the view from the beginning:

a thoughtless line

vining to mind,

a heart of treetops,

vanishing unsurprised

through the floorboards.

 

Craig Evenson

Craig Evenson is a school teacher.  His poems have appeared in such magazines as Lalitamba, Midwest Quarterly, and Common Ground Review.  He lives in Minnesota.

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