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#thesideshow March 14th Tom Montag Three micro-poems

ALL WE LOVE

as evening
flags

its dark
breeze. All

we have
is enough.

We know it,
the weight

of starlight
holding us

in place
all night.


 

MORNING POET

Winter. Window
between him and

wind in the cedar.
The sun on snow.

Junco in shadow.
There’s nothing he wants

beyond his wanting
to know. With no need

to stay the rush
towards duty, he

puts on his shoes.


 

THE LIGHT

means nothing
without shadow.

Against hope,
desolation.

Against silence,
the monk’s chant.

The way into
the mountains

is hidden
behind us.


 

Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. He is a contributing writer at Verse-Virtual. In 2015 he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August) and at year’s end received Pushcart Prize nominations from Provo Canyon Review and Blue Heron Review. Other poems will be found at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere.