After a Line by Robert Bly
Taking the hands of someone you love
You enter another country
Where, day-by-day, scars become valleys,
Hills are creviced with loneliness,
And every bird knows silence as well as song.
Mike James makes his home outside Nashville, Tennessee. He has published in numerous magazines, large and small, throughout the country. His many poetry collections include: Leftover Distances (Luchador), Parades (Alien Buddha), Jumping Drawbridges in Technicolor (Blue Horse), and Crows in the Jukebox (Bottom Dog.)