VIRGINIA SHARKEY

Writing

Yosemite Near Bridal Veil Falls

Even mountains disappear in cloud.
Let’s put on our boots.

Where snow isn’t
heaped up maple leaves shoulder on.

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This Mortality

This mortality shit,
––and time, that passes so swiftly and the dire

sentimentality of it all:
people dying, even
friends

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Ocean You Are Dark Blue Today

Ocean you are dark blue today,
because of the sky I guess,
though it’s only a porcelain tea cup pinky finger blue.

But this ocean blue of a particular Tuesday
glimpsed left speeding towards Rossi’s hardware
for three bags of gravel and four fender

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Legacy

White petals scattered on the dark wet deck in the morning sun;
Faces in the Metro, no doubt.
Adrift not from Paris.

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