Ray DiPalma, “Sequel #17”



The monkey’s monkey
wears the monkey’s mask
to greet the storm

Mist under the trees
snakes move among
the fallen peaches

A young hawk squats
on the broken gate
tangled in the hedge

Clouding the darkness
snow returns to the tombs
where the mud thickens

Juncos and finches share
the collapsed chimney
lacquered with ice


—Ray DiPalma

from Fieralingue’s Four Seasons, Spring issue:




Camille Martin

One response to “Ray DiPalma, “Sequel #17”

  1. very nice!


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