Oct 8

This day I recall
that this month,
the tenth month,
was once a month

in a ten-month year.
This day was once
eight eight: hourglass
figures, days wasted

on warm sand and
decimated by
shadows each
lengthening year.

Categorized as Journal

By Peter

After stints as a trial lawyer and a church worker, Peter Stephens has settled in as a Virginia high school English teacher. Peter has read several books and poems. He wrote none of the posts below filed under "Passages." Click the link at the end of each post to see it in the context of the author's original post.