Grey Matters

First published in True Colour (Redmond, Washington: City of Redmond, 2014).

dry grout still on the putty knife
            granddad’s garage

Zane Grey
            open at the illustration

4th of July fireworks
            a battleship at anchor in the bay

elephant seal rookery
            the drift of factory smoke

clogged drain
            grey hairs in my comb

waterfall viewpoint
            a few ashes left in the urn