Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Ailanthus Altissima

at dusk
snail willed
a straight course
across cement
to the ailanthus

at dawn its twisted
trail outlined
in shimmering slime
to its failure

the record showed
twists turns
back tracks
and caesura

the conclusion

the dewy night
with worried wind
denied its will
to drive direct
to its favored leaf