A Tear of the Lost

20150520_004749Credits due to Mark Twain’s Roughing It, Volume II, Chapter X as presented in Nataqua News, Volume XVIII, Issue XII, March 10-April 12, 2015.


buffalo tears

buffalo waits in the trees.

cold is coming good night

stands forever my refrigerator

humming through dark nights

while tears fall down my face

my pillow until morning

I peel open my eyes

turn venetian blinds

peer between slats.

buffalo is still waiting.

poem © C.L. Quigley 2014

Orange Planet

2014-10-25 00.27.588Night is still,

like death after war.

Cattle move across water,

moaning like sex.

Omnipotent orange planet

rises in the North.

Street sign reflection

at midnight hanging.

image & poem © C.L. Quigley 2014