(Starlight) (Cricket) Template

by Beth Gordon

praise all future near misses:

meteor shower: study group: windshield crack: sparrow bones: smoke detector: detonator: backyard  
swimming pool: 

flying tire: funhouse gunshot: 

              starlight earthquake: 

frog invasion: flood plain 
wasp nest: manhole cover: 

              local time of error: praise:

praise the preacher on endless loop:

praise all neighbors with ambrosia salad: praise the china plate:

                         recite her morning: cricket chatter: cricket light pole: cricket   
                         hop scotch: cricket cabaret: praise her handprint: hold her
                         raindrops: lemon snail: mud pond sailboat: hermit crab: jump 

the sidewalk: jump the mousetrap:
praise the lonely dog/			          praise the broken chain:


Beth Gordon is a poet, mother and grandmother currently living in Asheville, NC. Her poetry has been published in Passages North, EcoTheo Review, SWWIM, Into the Void, Pidgeonholes, Barren, Pithead Chapel, and others. She is the author of two published chapbooks and her full-length collection, This Small Machine of Prayer, is forthcoming in 2021. She is Managing Editor of Feral: A Journal of Poetry and Art, and Assistant Editor of Animal Heart Press.