The Poetry Project

We Remember

Philip Good

after the anxiety in the day

before tears in the dark

a desire to quietly praise

someone other than yourself

It’s interior and not

close enough

the firewood is moved

next to the stove

close enough to continue

blue sky, above average

warmth for this time of year

time to make maple syrup

returns with one less observer

than last season

it’s times like this that make

us remember


#272 – Spring 2023