What More Can I Add

by Thomas O'Connell

Where I lived my life

The known way was an impasse

Acres between us

 

The martyrs to the sunrise

Reading Sunday newspapers

 

Dreams that we could not afford

 

Shadows on shadows

Nature is ordinary

I cannot fix it

 

Heroes when we were children

Would deliver wide eyed springs

 

                                           What more can I add

Thomas O’Connell is a librarian living on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon, NY, where he happens to be the 2015-2016 poet laureate. His poetry and short fiction has appeared in Elm Leaves Journal, Caketrain, Jellyfish Review, Hobart, and The Los Angeles Review, as well as other print and online journals.