Sunday Shy - Jeremy J. Sutton

Perch sun-bleached white oak
alone on yellowing hill.
Sway empty rope swing.
Murmur and quiver leaves.
Sit for supper sun.

Sigh wheeled wooden duck.
Whimper to be upright.
Pray to be pulled home
or remembered by Polaroid
before your paint faded and flaked.

Time is irrevocable.

When one vanishes,
the other follows.

Beget tomorrow.

Jeremy J. Sutton is a San Franciscan. He teaches American Literature to eleventh grade students and chairs the English department at a large, urban, public high school. He lives in Oakland, California with his wife, two children, and dog. His work has been published in the Eunoia Review, Memoryhouse Magazine, and previously in the Front Porch Review. Jeremy is a photographer who never stopped shooting film. He values photography and poetry for exposing our humanity in a single image.