Yesterday, Papa in the nursing home,
laughing at a life now imagined.
A moment later, asleep.
I searched the eves
of the building for wind chimes
I could hear but not see.
Yesterday, my dog with her muzzle
now graying, laughing at sandpipers
on the dawn – mottled beach.
I searched the bluff
for a cypress that used to stand
Today, the broken morning,
and the justice, and the wind.
Broken Morning by J. Kyle Kimberlin
is licensed under a Creative Commons
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.
Very nice work, but the final stanza ends things especially well!