My New Chapbook
December 1, 2011 § 4 Comments
Kindness is the last part of love
after the muddy tumble
of spring and all, after the summer
often mistaken for the moonlight
where the pale knight loitered
too young to know, as we all are,
save the unloved,
who learn faster—
burns clean to bone, and then
the bone-saws and this awful
silence. Who can wield it?
Silence is my ocean.
I think it knows me.
I know it doesn’t care.
All around us the children
are lengthening the hem of night.
that this always happens?
The last tree, no longer visible,
has let loose its black seeds
into the damp air:
There’s kindness in the kernel.
It will not satisfy.
From my new, limited edition chapbook, published by Red Glass Books
it all stayed open
poems by Margaret Diehl
book edited and designed by Janet Kaplan
$12 plus $2 postage paypal email@example.com ( and email me your name/address), pick it up locally if you’re in NYC, or send a check to Margaret Diehl, 24 5th Ave, # 1209, NY, NY, 10011