This entry is part 56 of 93 in the series Morning Porch Poems: Summer 2011


Try to tell the caterpillar that the white
marble column is not a tree.

Try to make the bee stop battering
the same spot on the window.

Try to ask the swamp to stop smoldering
after being struck by lightning.

Try to tell the blind man that a sheet
of leather hides no windows.

Try to tell the woman changing her husband’s
dressings he might not see this year’s first snow.


In response to an entry from the Morning Porch.

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