Seeing the Light

      by Sonja Arntzen and Michael Dylan Welch

First published in Skylark 3:2, Winter 2015. Originally written 21 July 2013 in the poetry yurt on Gabriola Island, British Columbia.


such a hot day
even the sun-lover sings
in praise of shadows                                                                       Sonja

        at the seaside park
        an unused chessboard                                                          Michael

the moon
filtering through the pines
one with the wind                                                                           Sonja

headache—
our station wagon
winding through the woods                                                        Michael

        on the baby’s T-shirt
        “Don’t get on my dark side”                                                Sonja

we stop our argument
in the alpine tunnel . . .
seeing the light                                                                                 Michael