Not Waiting
I won稚 wait
I値l spend my time admiring the colours of Diana痴 hair or
searching for meaning in the
ribbed patterns of clean-washed sand.
I値l walk through damp fields where
snail shells shatter when I tread on them.
I値l sketch trees with iron and bronze crayons:
compare the hues to a
November bonfire. I値l squash a rose-hip berry and
watch it weep between my fingers.
At the end of not waiting
I値l follow the cracked path that leads to home.
Light a fire in the empty hearth and burn chestnut
shells. Their spiny coats
already charred by flames of
majestic oak.

Andrea Bowd

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