wanting yeah you want calm relax sit still nubbly peace encampment ‘round the campfire contentment minaret and mint tea, to heed the call, kneel before original green, moss, fern, tree. and yeah you want pogo stick and downhill ski, cowboy boot swagger shimmy sassafras root, slapdash and motorcycle throttle vroom. you be the wanting? or you be the field where wanting say hello say goodbye watch the redeliver come and go.
Melanie Green‘s most recent poetry collection, A Long, Wide Stretch of Calm was published by The Poetry Box of Beaverton, Oregon. The titles of her earlier collections are: Continuing Bridge and Determining Sky. She is a resident of Portland, Oregon.