many times has the wind sung
verses to our old, familiar choruses;
have seen only the clouds
misread the signs?
seek peace in a mirror. And looking,
we should have been listening,
the blackening of trees.
new birth accents the possible,
in the wetness of a soft, cleansing rain.
are evergreens already,
singinglow in the brush.
how many nights
we slept on old, cotton sheets,
to comfortable tintypes,
with the smaller of joys?
time has come
throw out spoiled milk.
Losses poetry appears in Mastodon Dentist, Right
Hand Pointing, Adagio Verse Quarterly, The Centrifugal
Eye, Blue Fifth Review, JMWW, The Wild Goose
Poetry Review, and ForPoetry. Her first chapbook, Gathering
the Broken Pieces, is available from FootHills Publishing.
Losse's newly published chapbook, Paper Snowflakes, is
available from Southern Hum Press.