shot glass
"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare

David Lee Garrison


Light in the River

Like the light of late afternoon
in the river, regret dissolves

in the remembrance
of other days like this one,

so muggy the air clings
thick as milk to everything.

My dog paddles in the wind
and trees drip

with gratitude; my skin
feels clammy and alive.

My life has been
like this: not perfect,

as on a fall day,
but sloppy and delicious.