William Doreski

One Scene to Another

A single taillight in the mist.
The tree line, uncomfortable, shifts
from one scene to another.

Scored with rain-tracks the highway
lies so flat that the slope
of raw land behind it looks clumsy,

unable to right itself. Weather
empowers muffled greenery.
These frames of occluded vision

can’t flatter, and the musk-smell
of exhaust can’t obliterate
the self-effacement of the sky.

William Doreski’s work has appeared in various e- and print journals and in several collections, most recently The Suburbs of Atlantis (AA Press, 2013).


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