Poets Walk: "missed lay-up"

Poets Walk: "missed lay-up"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 89


Missed by Donna M. Marbach


The moon, a missed lay-up,

caught in branches of our apple tree,

coaches the last small shadows

from your fallen playhouse.

Against the shed, an empty bike leans,

one tire flat, handlebars askew,

and dreams of bent poker cards

clipped to flutter in its shiny spokes.

New spring grass now a softer gray

than concrete walks or black macadam

bends a little in the evening breeze

Do I almost hear your laughter?

Olly olly oxen free.


"Donna M. Marbach, ""missed lay-up"" from Le Mot Juste, 2008. Used by permission of the poet.