Rest Stop

Dear Visitor,

Beneath soft-leaved limbs,
Seek refuge.

Ants hurry, jays shriek–
In cool shadows, shiver.

Unseen, she whispers,
She who planted me,
Singing all visitors to sleep.

       – for Jan Kochanowski

 

© 2016 Joan Caska.

Photo courtesy of poet & photographer Maria C. Whalen.

 

First appeared at 2penthrupain.com.