somedays the sky

Somedays the Sky

above my house is enough—
framed by a fence we erected in winter

i could sing but i don’t
i just breathe in the knowing that all of this blue

inhaling up forever
will still be here after i die

that my scheduled pain and anxiety
will eventually expire will drop upward

in a floating vortex like ashen seeds
from a charred stalk

that hopefully every bright morning
i spent with my wife and children

will remain somewhere unaltered
with me

as i go

Scott Ferry helps our Veterans heal as a RN in the Seattle area. His latest book is a collaboration with Lillian Necakov and Lauren Scharhag titled Midnight Glossolalia from Meat For Tea Press. He also has a collaboration titled Fill Me With Birds with Daniel McGinn looking for a home. 


“somedays the sky” was originally published in Anti-Heroin Chic.

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