[4 June 2019]

and construction noise mingles with the smell of donuts and car exhaust and slips down the alleyway between the church and the brothel and fan out across the highways and the lakes and the fields and the chrysanthemums bloom out from underneath the manhole cover on 23rd Street.

9 responses to “June”

  1. orkidedatter avatar

    When I begin to read and I understand how you play with your words… it is of course a magic wand because I have no other explanation…
    you and your words I dream about
    to buy one day between two binders…
    Enjoy your day.

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      Thank you!! 🙂 You are so kind!! I love to bring others into my stories 🙂

      1. orkidedatter avatar

        You always kindly welcome my friend.

  2. Kate's Bookshelf avatar

    Bam! And there I was feeling, seeing, and smelling it all! Short but oh so succinct! Just the type I love to read, by am terrible at writing. Brilliant!

    1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

      You’re not bad at writing at all! But thank you for your kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed!

      1. Kate's Bookshelf avatar

        I do long rambling poems. I am terrible at short. But that’s okay, I like to ramble, and I like to read short. This one is so brilliant. I love summery, smell and sense poetry. At least in the summer. In winter, I like things that make me think of the cold, or warm fires. 😀

        1. Nathan AM Smith avatar

          Ooh I do love seasonal pieces. Each season is so ripe and rich for the harvest of metaphor and image and symbol and analogy

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