Richard Weaver

What did the river

ever teach the clouds
about the death of trees?

What did the clouds know
before they disappeared

with the horizon?
What trees ever grew tall enough

to block the sun’s evaporating rays
blistering the distant mountains

and melting their shadows?
Which shadows crawled on their bellies

across a desert to drink light
from a hollow acorn?

© Richard Weaver

Richard Weaver lives in Baltimore City where he volunteers with the Maryland Book Bank, CityLit, the Baltimore Book Festival, acts as the Archivist-at-large for a Jesuit college, and is the official poet-in-residence at the James Joyce Irish Pub. Some other pubs: Aberration Labyrinth, Slant, FRIGG, Slush Pile, decomP, & Underfoot. He is the author of The Stars Undone (Duende Press).

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