by Samantha DeFlitch
Near the Ohio line. There’s two of them.
You didn’t see them so you didn’t believe me.
But I saw lots of things and so did you.
So did everyone. Hear this: I saw a sign
use back door for helium, which was funny.
I saw the last flight out of Rome and also
an evening that was thick, heavy on the block
that went dusk too early and also I saw a mother
three houses down who shook without knowing
why; all these things were concerning to me so
I said tomorrow I will call my brother, maybe.
I swallowed a pill; I swallowed a pine cone.
O long days in a house that is not a home.
O loose dogs wild & bolting into the night.