William Keckler

 

 

 

hugging mother’s urn
inner child steps
over sidewalk cracks
      *
first grey hairs
he stands on his hands
before making love
        *
pew pew
some homely holiness
aims at us
         *
talking to a snake
we discover just skin
shed skin listening
          *
big white moth
flies past the red light holds us
pinned to the moon
          *
October cold
making a dead man’s wife’s children’s
pumpkin smile for them

 

 

William Keckler‘s books include Sanskrit of the Body, which was selected by Mary Oliver for the (U.S.) National Poetry Series and published by Penguin. His visual art work was included in the group collection Four Photographers.

 

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