Evie Shockley Time Poems

  • 1.
    we make midnight a maquette of the year:
    frostlight glinting off snow to solemnize
    the vows we offer to ourselves in near
    silence: the competition shimmerwise
  • 2.
    i. august 1619

    arrived in a boat, named
    and unnamed, twenty, pirated
  • 3.
    Dear Daughter,
    Can you be fifty-three this
    month? I still look for you to peek around
    my door as if you'd discovered a toy
  • 4.
    celebrations: what a star
    announcedâ??a birthâ??and then a chance to fold
    a year away, pull one fresh from the drawer,

  • 5.
    and not just twangy tunes that rhyme southern drawls
    with guitar strings, though it's true i knew charlie pride
    before charlie parker, but music, music, music, broadway
    numbers (one! . . .) broadcast over speakers in the park,
Total 5 Time Poems by Evie Shockley

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