wearing a night coat made of indigo memories.
She is solitary and keeps out of sight,
but the moon that finds me, finds her, and says no word.
Here, the lizard on his rock,
head cocked to hear the mandolin the grocer plays
when the lock is on the door
and the bottles hung on yews gather spirits from his tunes.
A desert bird speaks your poems
along the edges of a sunset, and once again
I hold my breath to hear them
as the fountain with its coins lulls the fox with Spanish songs.
for Play It Again at Toads.
I chose Susie's Amber Tamblyn prompt from 2016.