I am looking for you in the field
but you are not here.
I am spinning around to find you,
in that truck ahead of me,
the one I followed for two miles through Squirrel Hill.
If you turn left, I will see your profile and your white beard.
I am waiting for you to get off the airplane.
Your quick leaving frightened me, we ashed you so soon.
My eyes are sanded with sleep.
I lie down in the tall asphalt grass.
Please swaddle me. Swoon me.
It must be you in that truck.
Please turn left
so I can see you one more time.
M.A.Sinnhuber is a poet, artist and art teacher. She resides in Mount Lebanon. Many writers featured in Chapter & Verse are guests of Prosody, produced by Jan Beatty and Ellen Wadey. Prosody airs every Saturday morning on 90.5 FM.