4th Ave, Mobridge, SD 2013
4th Ave West, Mobridge, South Dakota 2013

the house was repainted a primary blue
shaded like an ocean warmed from morning sun
just after low-flying clouds burn completely through

my reflections from our long walk down 4th Ave
flicker and flare into simplified stories
sheltered in resisting our mutual familiarities




The clocks are set for us;
there is nothing we can do.
There will be more daylight,
regardless of our interventions.

This moment is arbitrary.
It isĀ grace, suspended.