Thursday, March 29, 2012


photo: ralph murre

Simply Morning
. . . . . . . . . .for Jenifer and Jessica

by Tom Montag

and two daughters are
enough to fill
the room with voices --

Their eyes
grow deep into a sun
through kitchen windows, as if

these last fine days
between summer's green curl
and the flat ice

of winter
are to be expected;
as if joy can be

as constant as water:
A knowledge which shines
in their loveliness --

That such a morning,
once shared,
need never be given back.

~ Previously published in Between Zen & Midwestern (saltworks press)