Poetry: Colby Gillette


incident music grieves the weather
our relationship walks
the wild of all living
I keep the world to

loss in my chest sprawls
about the banks
tall insults
and injuries to order
pitch out into space

a bird stammers the air
figures where to build then
shatters in the shade

beyond the window flickers


fields are walking
Spring into Summer

dawn distance
linger down the road

faded stars
littered glass on the shoulder

day’s scattered blank
flickers through the visible

your lips faint calling

colby 2 A native of Ohio and a graduate of St. Mary’s MFA program, Colby currently lives in Las Vegas where he is a doctoral candidate in literature at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.