Hours Before Dawn Will Crack



Maître d answers phone

wine glasses overhead,
crystalline top-down bats,
bodies bell-like,
slim stems in barlight
glistening above the menu stack
above her coiffed head
hours before dawn with crack,
a long time before her bed
will meet her back
            Single mom, two kids
shaky start, slim pay
deck stacked, enough
said

Jim Culleny
6/14/17