by Elee Kraljii Gardiner
The city is one big in-law suite,
Crowded by natural beauty,
My friend feels bad about being depressed.
A woman I met
sends me one line:
she is the city, yet also the forest
bruised by developments.
Hear us tapping on the stucco
too afraid of direct contact.
From Serpentine Loop by Elee Kraljii Gardiner, Anvil Press, anvilpress.com. Reprinted with permission. All rights reserved.