3.14 (From REAL)

Stephen Ratcliffe

More than half moon hanging in bright blue sky
in small left pane of window above the unmade
bed, vertical plane of the ridge in opposite
window to the right of peach towel on white
wall. Blond woman in a grey jacket taking
photographs of man in blue shirt standing
against a green backboard, early morning light
on brick plane between back of the white house
and the green shed. The woman who touches man
in maroon shirt on right shoulder, wanting him
to send her copy of poem in which that 'event'
happens. Silence of bird gliding above pale
blue curve of the bay below man in grey car,
previous poem causing woman reading to cry.
Right shoulder of ridge adjacent to light
reaching below grey plane of the sky, whiteness
of breaking edge of the wave across the channel.