Blocked by Clouds

First published in Mirrors 4:1, Winter 1991, page 33.


spring tide
       slowly lifting
              coastal fog


summer sun . . .
       the only parkbench
              wet with paint


dark mud . . .
       slipping into clouds
              autumn moon


winter fog . . .
       into the golden gate
              half a bridge


my lover’s smile
       blocked by clouds
              distant mountain