Epitaph Seven Years Past
Morning glories open the field
like snow glistening in sun,
this light tangled in vines
again refuses my entrance here.
I turn the loose earth
searching the murmurs for presence.
Then I held you in legend
like we were alive
while the world like a cenotaph
disguises our closeness with sky.
--John Swain lives in Louisville, Kentucky. His chapbooks, Prominences and Sinking of the Cloth, appeared from Flutter Press and Set Apart Before the World Was Made appeared from Calliope Nerve Media. Full of Crow published his ebook, The Feathered Masks. His work has received nominations for the Pushcart Prize, Best of the Net, and Best of the Web.