Rocking Chairs by Alex Odom
There is a quiet before summer
that you can see in older couples.
The way they sit in rocking chairs
with their heads against the backs
There is a wisdom to rocking chairs.
Leaning back, staring at the ceiling
because it's easy to be honest when
you are relaxed and don't always need
to look each other in the face.
Alex Odom holds an MA in English Creative Writing
from Longwood University. Some of his publications include:
Boston Literary Magazine, Word Riot,
The Prose-Poem Project, and Hot Metal Bridge.