Morning’s Maul

United States, War Department. Atlas to Accompany the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies. Washington, D.C.: Government Printing Office, 1891 (2 vols.).

Some nights... Naomi Shihab Nye,“Hello” Some mornings shy at the dawn,some claw the night to death.We slid into Fridaylike a Sunday afternoon.But soon it bakedour clay in blood.Mid-seven,Mr. Jones scatteredall the birdswith his caw,while the dust danceddown sunlit slidesand the morningmauledthe dawn. © rl busséll 2021 - All rights reserved. Postscript: July 3, 1863 "The … Continue reading Morning’s Maul