Switched-on Gutenberg Issue 20
After Yesterday's Storm

The downed tree
      slowly swallows
           the doe. Half in,
                half out, she eats
the easy apples.

In fits of stop
      and start her fawn
                September air
as if unable

to bear such joy,
      performing, it seems,
           for clouds gathered
                in random tiers
of balcony blue.


Image Copyright 2014,  Ellaraine Lockie

Poem Copyright 2014,  Roger Pfingston

Roger Pfingston has poems in recent issues of DMQ Review and Rhino. A poem recently published in Poetry East will be featured in Ted Kooser’s weekly column, "American Life in Poetry," in December of this year. Roger's photographs have appeared in various issues of The Sun over the past ten years.

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