summer and winter

Ann Walters


are of a piece,
with water running like ice
that holds tight
to the eaves
and melts to a point
finer than spit
in the palm of a boy
at bat, then spreads
in widening bruises
under the thin skin
of a man in a hospital gown
wandering the halls
in search of Home Base.

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