Monday, January 14, 2013

So June Is Gone

public art - st. paul, mn

So June Is Gone
by Margot Peters

So June is gone a month whose every
hour I'd pledged to cradle in my eyes
and July's brass bands and scorching brats
what happened to August's sweaty
lakes--oh god not September too
those precious days I meant to spend abroad
but yes I'm raking up October against tomorrow's
snow and now December and small hope
I'll heed March's roaring lion bleating lamb
and that's the tragedy isn't it:
how we do let the twelve apostles of the sun
slip through our heedless fingers
day by day by day by day

~ first published in Free Verse