Here and There

      by John Thompson and Michael Dylan Welch

 

First published in Hammerhorn Lake (Foster City, California: Press Here, 1995) by Garry Gay, John Thompson, and Michael Dylan Welch. Written 3–4 September 1994 on a camping trip at Hammerhorn Lake, California.     +

 

 

here and there

a glimpse of mountain

in drifting mists                                                                 John

 

        blue notes

        from the camper’s guitar                                      Michael

 

ghost stories—

the shifting flames throw shadows

high into the pines                                                          John

 

twisting her curl,

the girl we met

who won’t tell her name                                              Michael

 

        lagging behind the pack

        coyote with a limp                                                   John

 

open shutters—

the room within

without furniture                                                             Michael