Hidden Plain

a wall.
when my father died my eyes
swam in tears
when my mother died my eyes
swam in tears
years later on the road to Colrain my eyes
swam in tears

on the road to Colrain
a dashboard’s song blew a wall away 
sending a lake of tears through a busted dam
and for a moment a truth deeper than sea
came uncontained:
………..that every day we chink
………..the interstices of nothing with love
………..berming fog against flood
………..keeping the hidden buried
………..beneath the plain


Jim Culleny
1/12/16