If I Could

for June.  because sometimes just one person is enough.

i would give you
                            Fall
in Savannah,  the sweet
scent of cedar and oak,
curling low across the
setting
sun, until it found us,
arm-in-arm, walking
young and wise,
down
Henry street

i would give you
                            Fall
on the porch,  with
Brother and Momma,
doors hung
heavy
with the striated colours
of dry-kernelled corn,
the Still of the Night and
its Wildwood Flowers
ablaze and abloom
all around us

and if i were a good,
a very, very, good
Kitty
i might be allowed
to find just the right
notes,
the ones just
above
Brother’s bass,
the ones just
below
Momma’s soprano

and there
we would
linger
            you and i and
they

‘til the Waving Girl
beckoned us on
to Bonaventure’s gates,
where we would
sleep
undisturbed, ‘til she
called us home
                             again 

© s rogers 24 october 2010

3 thoughts on “If I Could

  1. june says:

    Okay, I’m composed enough to comment finally. What a beautiful gift you’ve given me. I can’t tell you how deeply touched I am. I will treasure this always. You are a very special lady and I’m so blessed to have you in my life.

  2. forpuck says:

    This was tight and smooth. Really dig it.

  3. CatGem says:

    thank you, forpuck 🙂

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