Off Season

by RC deWinter

&&october
rain &the baptism
of dead leaves
&&i cannot
trust the song these raindrop s sing
&&what do they know of

the sacred
space &where everything’s
permitted
and nothing
&nothing’s denied
&where the furthest distance is
the skin we wear where

fences fall
in the face of time
&&our mouths &the
children of
april &&open&& catching the
rain sliding down from

the heaven
of heated bodies
&&as we bloom
in that place
&&where everything’s permitted
and nothing’s denied.

 

Artist: Unknown

RC deWinter’s poetry is anthologized, notably in New York City Haiku (NY Times, 2/2017), Cowboys & Cocktails (Brick Street, 4/2019), Nature In The Now (Tiny Seed Press, 8/2019), in print in 2River, Adelaide, Genre Urban Arts, In Parentheses, Night Picnic Journal, Prairie Schooner, Reality Break Press, Southword among many others and appears in numerous online literary journals.

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