Before and After

Sunday morning headache.
Church bells summon.
Saturday night stains the morning blush.
Eyes clot with replays.
Before and after. What?
Before and after.
Might as well be gin and tonic.
Rum and coke.
Chartreuse and …

… there is no and with chartreuse.

August bone-yard
heeds the call to prayer,
seeks forged passports
to enter Charon’s border-crossing boat.

A bold mouse steals muffin crumbs.
My house suffers my suffering.
Social services may take this house away from me.
See there! Outside.
Butterflies kaleidoscope
toward the blooming weeds.


copyright © 2019 Kenneth P. Gurney