J o s e p h   M a s s e y

 

from: MINIMA ST. NOTEBOOK

 

-

The wall's white is
ringing, silence
yet?

-

Clouds clear--half moon sharp--
ring of dispersed cloud

I hold my sight in the center--wait for plane to pass--
eyes follow it falling over horizon--dog on patio
jerks its head to hear the slow sound of a cow

inside a barn--my eyes back on the opening
of clouds closing and I come into the room--
you're sleeping.

 

 

-

moon
on
the pool
in pieces

-

 

wet

   leaves
  
   hold
 
   sky

in

place

-

diesel exhaust

                clouds azalea bush

                on the corner
    

kid's hand whips

limbs

                dew flashes out
    

not severing

even a petal

-

room blue
rain

afternoon.

/

her lips
nibble

a nap.

 

Joseph Massey's work has appeared in Nemocolin X Press, House Organ, Longhouse, Milk, Mungo 
Vs. Ranger, and is forthcoming in Poetry New York. He lives in Delaware and has a love-hate relationship 
with Philadelphia.

  
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