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Waxing Phase

Sparrow day
draining to red

red wall of night
night a voice

caught within the throat
the throat a tunnel

a blackened river
a wing bending

a moonrise


Night Coming in Amish Country

The ladder is the barn’s cane
          fast against its crossed wrists –
the stitch where roof and wall meet –

and through the field the cricket swirl
          a circle of sound
hurricaning into darkness.

image: Aaron Burch