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Swinging my love off the front toe on bent knees into the rough

Sending a prayer through a thicket, a mess, clasped hands, depression, a bosom, a lip, and beyond

Once again, I’ve gone too far and come up short

I can see what I’ve done

I can smell my hole in one


Drawing back in relatable exuberance while sky blue asters give into their own weight, and milkweeds dance behind scores of un-bonafide algae, casually trickling escaping floating dancing planning reading sinking and moving on

PETER TROUT is a 54 year old Account Manager at General Motors. He lives with his wife and two daughters in Auburn Hills, MI.

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