That World Inside Our Window by Austin Davis

Hold me close
in that world
inside our window
as the little pink lights
fall from their trees outside

and let the day’s discomfort
spin slow on the tip
of some invisible finger,
like a globe glossed by dust.

Run your hand past
the soft green blurs
spiraling like crystal balls
inside our chests

until we catch the tails
of those two famed trails
that Frost once wrote of.

Crane your neck
and listen with me
for the faint chicken scratch
of Frost’s pen knife
tasting the skin
of some English birch

and watch as both paths
slither beside each other
but never meet,
like the yellow python
and the golden garden snake.

Austin Davis’ poetry has been published widely in literary journals and magazines. Most recently, his work can be found in Pif Magazine, Folded Word, The Poetry Shed, and Spillwords. “The Moon and Her Ocean” was published in 2017 by Fowlpox Press and Austin’s first full length collection, “Cloudy Days, Still Nights” is being released this spring by Moran Press. Check out Austin’s website at https://austindavispoetry.w

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