Whispered Stories

      by Garry Gay 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.     +

 

 

total darkness

beyond the fire ring

many sounds                                                                     Garry

 

        somewhere

        the bubbling creek                                                  Michael

 

stumbling

searching for wood

nothing but crickets                                                        Garry

 

points of light

above the pines

—bat squeaks                                                                   Michael

 

        snoring neighbor

        our camp stories whispered                                Garry

 

campfire shadows

play on the canvas—

the sound of a zip                                                            Michael