Skittish

Skittish (I): Walk
Skittish (II): Messages

Skittish (III): This Rain

from SIGNS by Larry Levis

…If there were messages or signs,
I might hear now a voice tell me
to walk forever, to ask
the mold for pardon, and one
by one I would hear out my sins,
hear they are not important—that I am
part of this rain
drumming its long fingers, and
of the roadside stone refusing
to blink, and of the coyote
nailed to the fence with its
long grin…

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