A Solitary Fly – Poem Jason O’Toole

Vasily Polenov – Waterfall
Many turned back
after reaching the overlook
mistaking it for main
attraction,
           the falls.

This, according
to hiker descending
the trail.

He seemed content,
renewed.

Awaiting me
at the top,
a lone housefly.

I left her alone.
She let me be.
Loud and strong,
water hurtled above
and below.

About the Poet

Jason O’Toole is a Rhylsing Award nominated poet, musician, and member of the North Andover, MA Poet Laureate Committee. He is widely published and the author of two poetry collections published by the Red Salon, Spear of Stars (2018) and Soulless Heavens (2019). 

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