Lee Sharkey

On the anniversary of the invasion

on my side knees bent hand resting
lightly on my rib cage
lightly your knees touch my knees
your breath washes over my face
my breath washes over your face
our breath sifts out the window
and rides the thermals
over earth’s face scarred and shining
brushing distant faces
turned slightly to the touch of wind

Lee Sharkey
“On the anniversary of the invasion” is from A Darker, Sweeter String (Off the Grid Press, 2008).