Poems & Essays

23 Feb

A Small Nursery

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A light at this hour

comes from out of nowhere.

 

A child stirs

in languorous arms

and all the woman sees

is her tiny leaf,

freshly-emerged,

sipping life from a branch of soul.

 

Their eyes regard

beyond love and false echoes

to a harmony thought surrendered.

 

In what may be

the first tremulous light

of the world’s first morning—

a small nursery is recreated,

 

simply for each other

without either knowing.

 

Richard King Perkins II is a three-time Pushcart nominee and a Best of the Net nominee and has had work appear in hundreds of publications including The Louisiana Review, Bluestem, Emrys Journal, Sierra Nevada Review, Two Thirds North, The Red Cedar Review and The William and Mary Review. He has poems forthcoming in the Roanoke Review, The Alembic and Milkfist. His poem “Distillery of the Sun” was awarded second place in the 2014 Bacopa Literary Review contest.

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