The Owls were Flying – Randy W. Plym

Snow, 1874 - Gustave Courbet
Snow – Gustave Courbet

The owls were flying.
Train tracks peeked out from unbroken snow.
I lied down in the chill of things unsaid
and watched the circling.
You heard the wind and the branch shake.
Half buried shopping carts by the frozen creek.
Your outstretched hand, the last storm’s flurries.
There’s nothing but the path left for us.

About the Poet

Randy Plym is a poet and author from Virginia. He currently lives in Frankfurt, Germany, where he’s working on a novel. 

For the first time in nearly five years, Vita Brevis is closed for submission. Read the full story here.

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