Resting in Place - George Korolog

for me it is the stillness, the total lack of movement
run amok,
a dark scab of quiet holding the world in place,
            it is the anchoring
planting hours into the day
with an intention
of belonging, like the solid refuge of old stones
            flush with history,
pulling the water back into its proper place,
even as it struggles to flee.
For me it is the uncertainty of looming,
            thrashing with the desire
for company, but it is the lack,
the most certain thing of all,
where my books melt into the room
like warm butter,
            softening the space.

George Korolog is a San Francisco Bay Area poet and writer who began writing poetry and prose at 65. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Southern Indiana Review, Naugatuck River Review, Chiron Review, Pithead Chapel and many others. He has twice been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and twice for Best of the Net. His first book of poetry, Collapsing Outside the Box, was published by Aldrich Press in November 2013, His second book of poems, Raw String, was published in October, 2014 by Finishing Line Press.  He is working on his third book of poems, The Little Truth.