JULY POEM by Kathleen Ossip

July Poem

Probably lashes the moon to its neck,
overawed opal in a forest of joy,
the Dolphin prints himself on the wavering line,
and Good Health fireworks the twilight away.

While Bad Guy blackens the beach with oil,
Never does all it can to erase
the smiling Dolphin who splatters his face
printing and reprinting in that other place.



The golden rule applies to the earth as well. Let’s try to be gentle with ourselves and with each other and with the elements we all live in and need.


Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Search Engine. Her new book, The Cold War, will be published in 2011.

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