Paul Ilechko

Tracks Left by Shadows

 

      You have kindness

                                                       I was told

and that blazed

                                         the heart

 

you are inside the engines of progress

 

where tracks lay their patterns

                                            across the snow


 

among the secret places     are days of wisdom

 

as policies are engaged

                                                       into a world

of economic transfer

                                         of asset remediation


 

we were giants         exfoliated

                              and burned             to a core

 

          a terrible white light

 

as a nation rose

                                            reinvigorated

  leaving behind

                              the years of infamy.

tiffany jolowicz Monday on Michigan Island, Yesterday, the Day Before, Two Thousand Years