Round About by Hiram Larew

Of course you arrived too late to cherish
or to douse in the trees
too late for a barnyard’s yell
at daybreak –
and somehow beforehand

But you were a fine sketch regardless
someone cousins intended
like arrows of sorts
or a log to stand on
my goodness a crossing

And for every even so on
and every long lasting
you were approval and fingers pointing
to what interferes.

Hiram Larew
Hiram Larew

Hiram Larew's work has appeared most recently in Amsterdam Quarterly, vox poetica, Every Day Poems, Shot Glass and Honest Ulsterman. He is a global food security specialist and lives in Maryland.