Front Porch Review
Unbar the gate and board the path
through greening grass to unwind time.
Prize what lies untamed below ground,
what rots, then nourishes latent roots.
Honor dry-stacked walls of rocks,
steeped for eons under the long-gone
sea that revered sun and stars, bowed
daily to moon’s whims, and when trees
flourished, passed shadow pictures
laced with limbs on to solid ground.
Parse the path, the walls, the gate,
bathed tonight in well-travelled moonlight.
This, our penchant for taming ‒ a finger
snap in Earth’s galaxy of days.
Nancy K. Jentsch’s poetry has appeared recently in Eclectica, EcoTheo Review, Panoply and in numerous anthologies. In 2020, she received an Arts Enrichment Grant from the Kentucky Foundation for Women. Her chapbook, Authorized Visitors, was published in 2017 and her writer’s page on Facebook is https://www.facebook.com/NancyJentschPoet/