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Kristofer Collins: Good Days

Today has been easier, both heat

and rain stayed away leaving

only the lightest of breezes

and a cooler of beer for company

as I watch the neighbors and wave

from the porch, the hill tumbling

over itself in somersaults

of overgrown grass, the songs

of barking dogs and snorting deer,

the syncopation of squirrels

tapping across the tin roof. I could drink

beer after beer and never fear anything

worse than a lovely mild buzz like a waking 

dream of bees. My place in this life

a given and the years rolling out 

in front of me a tender invitation

to stick around, so many good days

coming still.

Kristofer Collins’ books include The River is Another Kind of Prayer: New and Selected Poems (Kung Fu Treachery Press, 2019). He lives in Pittsburgh.

Copyright 2020 Kristofer Collins

2 comments on “Kristofer Collins: Good Days

  1. SeanConnolly
    September 25, 2020

    I like your title, “The river ia another kind of prayer,” methinks a earth bound religion, and instead of the fifth commandment as written should read, Honor they rivers and canyons.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Barbara Huntington
    September 17, 2020

    As I read this, I could feel the tenseness in my shoulders disappear. Enjoy those years rolling out in front of you.

    Liked by 1 person

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