When Words Fail

by Michelle A. Ludwig Because my bodyis a wallthat needs mending,I nod————————————–He will lay rock uponstone slick layerof whitein the space————————————–By the moonlighthis bodycocks high————————————–I watch. He fumbles.He does not know the word for             1.    the thaw has cut the stone             2.    moss in the damp             3.    tremor in the creek Michelle A. LudwigMichelle A. Ladwig is recently discovering her new wings.