The Day After

Danielle Nelisse

Danielle Nelisse

As I await the dawn
knowing it must bring
with it a brand new day
the rain washes the road
running past the house
causes car tires to sing
carries yesterday away

In the day’s first light
the night shadows will
retreat revealing the day
The tide will ebb and flow
over a still`rocky beach
while the seagulls peck
thru the ropes of kelp

It will appear that all
has remained the same
tho nothing is the same
within the natural order
The shoreline will shift
not for the tidal`wave
but the grain of sand

“So this is the sound of you
here and now whether or not
anyone hears it this is
where we have come with our age
our knowledge such as it is
and our hopes such as they are
invisible before us
untouched and still possible.” ~ M.S. Merwin


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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3 Responses to The Day After

  1. rivrvlogr says:

    Time heals all wounds, but some of us with fewer years to witness it.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. what really matters…


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