The dog is scratching at the door
to be let out. The window sash
begs to be lifted, the walls want to toss
their shadowed murals out into the yard.
The water wants to drain away
from the yellowed tub. Do you hear
the high-pitched whistle of waxwings
passing overhead, the lower registers of air
wound through a labyrinth of trees? The child
creases the paper once and once again—
There are mountains and valleys, somewhere
a sea; chalk-white sails that one can hardly tell
apart from the crested foam of waves.
—Luisa A. Igloria
03 24 2011
In response to today’s Morning Porch entry.