Jamie Asaye FitzGerald: Three Triptychs

Three Triptychs


fire season brings
awareness morning and night
how days burn away


after quakes we wait
for stillness to return, roots
grown deep with relief


California rain
now a major life event
another drought ends


this winter solstice
planets align, grief and joy
make a single star


I fold laundry to
fold away the fear, place it
neatly in drawers


quietly I shut
the door on all Zoom meetings
in my house: relief


late morning ravens
exchange jokes from a distance
ha ha ha ha ha


my octopus guilt
alive in the tako box
confusion of limbs


dive bombing beetle
frightens the words out of me
blue, green and buzzing

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