Cecily Parks is the author of the poetry collections Field Folly Snow and O’Nights, and editor of The Echoing Green: Poems of Fields, Meadows, and Grasses. She teaches at Texas State University.
Lay of the Land
I’m the self-appointed inspector of the alley behind our house. A mop rests end-up on my neighbor’s chain-link fence, its teardrop loops of purple string drying in the heat. Wisteria, I Continue reading
They’re like little brown handkerchiefs waving goodbye in the sky. Goodbye oaks, dogwoods, ashes and elms. Goodbye, caves. Goodbye, mines and the coal that lit up the night. Goodbye, night that Continue reading