October, still

the west is open.


Tonight sleep. Tomorrow

wake and still the west.


We’ll send colors:

postcards of nothing,


of range and empty pink.

Postcards of more west.


Wake and still October,

the west open. Pink.


First published First published in The Golden Hour Book (2007) revised  for  New Leaf 24 (2008) and collected in  Tomorrow, We Will Live Here, 2010.