dropped shade, by Constance Schultz

work w/the leaves to rake them up
otherwise they just blow

there’s a secret to raking
leaves alone

has to do w/space
w/air w/flying

it has to do w/
listening to leaves scamper

down pleasant valley
to columbia rerouted

in a hurry chilled by fog
(listen to the raven)
half the tree stands quiet


— Published 29th November 2018


About Constance Schultz

Constance Schultz writes in the Pacific Northwest. Her subjects include her lovely daughter along with Winston the dog and other varied forces of nature. Schultz has work in Empty Mirror, Bone & Ink Press and Mojave He[art] Review.