Friday, August 23, 2013

Al Zolynas: "Postcard from Home"

Sitting on the deck, bare feet
on the railing, I watch and listen to
this day spilling out its myriad flow of details, one
after another, one on top of another, seamlessly,
with no apologies, not the slightest backing off:
two ruby-throated humming birds
drinking their sugar water, distant dogs
barking, the sudden shriek
of wood surrendering to a neighbor's power saw,
those boulders poking out of the hillside, another subdivision
materializing on the stripped land across the valley.
Each detail says "This!"
and has always and ever only said "This!"
Wish I were here.

"Postcard from Home" by Al Zolynas. © Al Zolynas.

Photography credit: "Woman's Bare Feet Propped Up," Comstock Photos (originally color).


1 comment :

  1. I'm delighted to run into my old friend Al Zolynas from our days in Marshall, Minnesota, in the long-ago Seventies. You're looking as young as ever, Al, and still writing with freshness and insightfulness. Zen has been good to you. Phil Dacey says, Keep doing what your doing.


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