Once I dreamt the heavens cleaved
apart & bodies (like larks or leaves) stumbled
skyward into blinding ruins.
Now I Find Myself
at this roadside diner, dining on a seafood
salad sandwich & drinking tumbleweed
coffee on a Thursday morning before sunrise.
Flower Conroy, appearing here for the second time, is the author of Escape to Nowhere and the forthcoming A Tattoo for Each of Your Lovers.