IN VINCULUM

by PEGGY AYLSWORTH

A ribbon of windows shadowed
on the wall, the flash of a passing
car pierce the morning with their
temporary light. The day proposes.

Across the street I see a woman
with a German Shepherd. A toddler
runs to hold her hand, attaching
their stories. Under different trees

I wander, listless. Is it mere nostalgic
sentiment that lingers “Dancing In the Dark”
or “Eleanor Rigby”? The minor notes
connect like the sound of water flooding

or falling over rocks. Hearing is less
tangible than appearance. As the words
sweet oranges leave my lips, does your
mouth salivate? Silence also has its links.




ABOUT THE POET ~
My poetry has appeared in numerous literary journals throughout the U.S. and abroad, including Beloit Poetry Journal, Poetry Salzburg Review, Yuan Yang (Hong Kong)., My work was nominated for the 2012 Pushcart Prize


Last updated February 07, 2013