Here’s to love, lasting and true–
Happy Valentine’s Day, from us to you!!
Picking Apples in the Dark
by Chris Ransick from Language for the Living and the Dead
Language breaks when I try to name
how your hand moves among shadows,
among moonwaxed leaves.
Pale globes wobble as the ladder
bends a glossy branch and you lean
into wind in your fiftieth autumn,
a land we no longer deny. I would
pick apples with you on our last day
and be filled up and be satisfied.