13: What the Memories Said

13: What the Memories Said

What the Memories Said

by Crystal Williams

You, woman, bearing your losses,
the dog’s leash taut in your hand,
how can you so blind & quickly
pass us on your morning walks?
Haven’t you yet learned
there are happenings on planes
you do not see?
The dog knows we are here & have
crucial news. When he stops
& presses his muzzle to the air,
can’t you see him sniffing at our feet? 

"What the Memories Said" from "Detroit as Barn" by Crystal Williams. Copyright © 2014 Lost Horse Press.