Maintenance

Loose roof shingles —
a couple on the ground
after last night’s wind
when the trees creaked
and rubbed themselves
like old men. Can’t put off
the mending. I loved once,
before I knew how love
works, how roofs leak
when it rains.

 

About the Poet:  Sarah Russell’s poetry has been published in Kentucky Review, Red River Review, Misfit Magazine, Psaltery and Lyre, Poetry Breakfast and many other journals and anthologies. She was recently nominated for a 2017 Pushcart Prize.  More poems at SarahRussellPoetry.net

 

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