- Danniel Schoonebeek, "A Woman in the Sun"
Edward Hopper, "Cobb's Barns, South Truro 1930-1933"
The shed behind the barn behind the red cottage I wait
for her in the fescue grass the rye I hear it grow over me
Wait for my friends in the distance on fire their full heads
of rust (I love how the clothing drips off them I hear myself say)
If the beekeeper doesn’t come chasing behind with a hatchet
I’ll wait behind Cobb’s barn watching the distant houses
She will come down this road my shadow is paving for her
a stalk of honey and the rye grass grows from her arms
(She was raised in these hills looking down on Elk Creek)
and behind her the bluegrass it’s reaching to touch her ankle