local_library To the Geese

by Kathleen McCann

Published in Issue No. 243 ~ August, 2017

for Hondo


Each day a flat-sheeted sameness.

Voices on the street, the mail man’s truck,

The Landing’s bells.

Water pail hooked

to his pen; pebbles

underfoot to chew,

to shit on,

Nothing for the dog

to do.

The seasons continue


Fall skies

lift his head

to the geese.

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Writing for over forty years, Kathleen McCann of Yuma, Arizona is the author of two full-length collections: A Roof Gone To Sky, and Barn Sour (a finalist for the May Swenson Award in 2011).