Ricochet

An owl calls

From beyond the reach of light

That is cast from the bedroom window

.

A rifle shot

Cracks a thunderous echo

Its waves come back

Off trees stripped bare for winter

.

A wind builds

From the shallow valleys

With a wavering drone

That shifts and shapes

And fills the gaps

Where silence slept

.

CLP 08/12/2019

Published by

Christopher Perry

Liberté, Equalité, Humanité