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The Orchard on Its Way

I wish it would slow,
not the train, but the ponies
shivering in a rain-soaked pasture,
a hundred geese fluttering
in a soggy field,
the eagles’ wild mating dance
we saw this morning
from a Vermont station—
not the train, but the passing
into memory—I want it all
to last, the chimney falling
back to bricks,
the orchard on its way to bud,
the kiss you gave me
twenty miles back.


Laura Foley
Copyright © 2016  

Laura Foley’s recent poetry collection is Night Ringing. The Glass Tree won a Foreword Book of the Year Award; Joy Street won the Bisexual Writer’s Award. In 2016 she won the Joe Gouveia National Outermost Poetry Prize, judged by Marge Piercy. She lives with her partner, Clara Gimenez, in Vermont.

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