It’s Simple – a poem by Ahrend Torrey

It’s Simple

When the world is unforgiving,
when it tears you
……into the ground
..like a drilling rig,

Things of green, our constant mother, will be there—
that poplar tree, that thought of a roiling river, that little wren
……..on back of a chair, flitting here,
….there,

.as you sit outside a cafe, alone:

……………………….watch.

 

Ahrend Torrey is a creative writing graduate from Wilkes University in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. When he is not writing, or working in New Orleans, he enjoys the simpler things in life, like walking around City Park with his husband, Jonathan, and their two rat terriers Dichter and Dova. Forthcoming this year, his collection of poems Small Blue Harbor will be available from The Poetry Box Select imprint.

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