rainy season:

June showers lead to swampy mist.

geese, annoyed, take flight

 

* * *

 

summer grave settles

with the weight of autumn's

first snowfall

 

* * *

 

deep-fried turkey

meets knife: autumn 

leaves crackle 

 

* * *

 

ant struggles with

appleseed, carries

it up a hillside

 

* * *

 

corona shifts

haze of snow reveals, obscures

January moon

 

* * *

 

morning on the wing

bars over plexiglass can't

stop the sound of rain

 

* * *

 

tea

barrel

rain

storm

fills

it

with

life

 

* * *

 

two poets sit

on the porch, watch

snow fall, silent.

 

* * *

 

council chamber sits,

awaits convention. Accused

in his cell, eyes closed.

 

* * *

 

wheelchair strikes out

hits its rider back

Independence Day

 

* * *

 

slight twist in the reed

compromised breathing

hunter breaks surface

 

* * *

 

Canadian geese

in sudden March blizzard

line up, practice launch

 

* * *

 

iced-over tree branch

buffeted by winter wind

cannot bend, thus snaps

 

* * *

 

cat's head stuck

in the waterglass

she wanted mine

 

* * * 

 

tiger lies in wait,

stalks prey: dead jeep continues

motionless, forlorn.

 

Robert Beveridge

 

Bio:  Robert Beveridge makes noise (xterminal.bandcamp.com) and writes poetry in Akron, OH. Recent/upcoming appearances in In Parentheses, Grand Little Things, and Northern Appalachia Review, among others.