Dennis Spiker

On the Island of Naxos

We were on
that scooter
exploring the island
of Naxos
when we invaded
a silent village,
stopped to watch
a funeral procession,
saw the Beloved
carried aloft
on a board,
a borrowed door,
into the next
fawn world.

Dennis Spiker is a frustrated novelist who often turns to poetry to clear up the gathering cobwebs.