top of page
  • Gary Hunter

Secondhand Sunrise - Aug. 18, 2021

becomes a warm gray sky blanket

which leaks drops into the pool

where the pool crawler has halted

its bottom-feeding of debris

six unthreaded screws later I see

the issue a spool of white fibers

tightly binds both axles

tight as the fingers that grip this screwdriver

as these eyes squinting at the problem

as my lips before an irritated sigh

with tweezers piece by piece and

clump by clump the strands tear away

I snap and screw it back together

tossed in the water it bubbles

to the bottom and scampers away

I change my mind

this morning isn’t so bad

I freed one thing and look

the sun might loosen up

some other possibilities

I thought this day

would never have


Recent Posts

See All

Mother of Poets - Aug. 31, 2021

many eyes see her as a bucket of light thrown over everything ears hear her from the throat of a wooden flute not shaped in this solar system to the mind she’s the quake that trembles giddy with affec

Hidden Realms - Aug. 30, 2021

peace feels deeper in the morning when the sun’s mission is to warm bones and brighten hearts ugly secrets and other confessions awaken at night emboldened in shadows that edge closer to the light h

Cloudy Beliefs - Aug. 29, 2021

occasionally walk through the rain without an umbrella uncomfortable mystery is part of the marrow of life and getting wet is not always bad you might be surprised by smiling offers of pity or an over

bottom of page