Memory By W.S. Merk
Writers' Weir 021517 AE 1 Capital City Weekly Memory By W.S. Merk

Drawing created by James Kelly

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Story last updated at 2/14/2017 - 8:01 pm

Writers' Weir


By W.S. Merk


is a windblown ridge

shifting in light and color

chimney smoke whispers

our shared sky

smudging your kiss

into blurred rouge questions

this morning

this early afternoon

what better time

to carelessly drop open

the sheaf of our history

and read aloud

the page that lands

open in sunlight

W.S. Merk has been living and writing in Juneau, Alaska since 1991.

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