READING IN THE CAR AT A PARKING LOT AT DAWN
by Mark Jackley
Because there is silence. Every word is bright in the baroque instrument of the ear inside my skull. I attend. In the sun the dew is crowning flowers, setting fire to their heads.
Mark Jackley is the author of several chapbooks, most recently Every Green Word (Finishing Line Press), and a full-length collection, There Will Be Silence While You Wait (Plain View Press). His work has appeared in Evergreen Review, Sugar House Review, Body, Crate, Rougaroo, and other journals. He lives in Sterling, VA.