• Nadia Giordana

His First Time: flight by ropes

(for Corbin Vaughn)

By Tyler V. Hayes


it’s fleeting

the rebuff

of a flutter

fleecing

the sway

in his wee

depleted eyes


exhausted

the college

girls of August

ferry a whole

life on the neck

heaving TVs

sleeping late

they flit

from mom

then return


we can’t split

a pendulum

a heavy head

tightened white

like a fading grip

on the tethers

just out of reach


give it up already.


2 views0 comments

Recent Posts

See All

Egret