Sherry Rind

This time of year
by Sherry Rind

everybody’s making holes

the chicks scratch through their litter
only to find yesterday’s news beneath

the flickers peck the earth for ants
and enlarge their home in the alder

my nephew’s son cries out
when every hole in the bath fills up

I dig post-holes for the new fence
and little divots in a row for peas

and tiny needle-holes
across the sheer fabric of a summer dress

and my heart dissolves
in the space between your coming and going

 

Published in Cider Press Review, Volume 21, Issue 1.

Sherry RindSherry Rind is the author of four collections of poetry and editor of two books about Airedale terriers. She has received awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, Anhinga Press, Artist Trust, Seattle Arts Commission, and King County Arts Commission. Her poems have appeared recently in Cloudbank, Marathon Literary Review, Crosswinds, Weatherbeaten, Shark Reef Review, and others.

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