Always the garden's ache is eased with rain, the tiny gods' reveille blown quick for a season:
borrowing transport from sunlight
diamond from bird-throat
before God grows bored and shrugs his cloud-shoulders again.
Better, from Main Street Rag Press. His work has appeared in Rattle, Bayou Magazine,
Redivider, Natural Bridge, The Spoon River Poetry Review and Cider Press Review,
and Jutta Pryor.