© 2022 MTPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations

"Five Bars at the High Spot"

Frances McCue
Haley Young
/

It worked like this:
we clung to our telephones,
searching for clearance.
I rang for you over the river.
All water goes slant
to the place you need
most: mouth, sea, tributary,
and then into books
we love.

So you answered. “Hello,
great signal, wild scenery.”
We craved the high spots
and now you’d said it
up on the ledge of perfection
phone activated, scene made.

------------------------------------------------------

The Write Question blog
The Write Question on Facebook
The Write Question podcast

Frances McCue:  Makes a Ruckus about Literature and Voice, Helps People Write What They Need To Write, Brings Groups into New Creative Focus, Initiates the Right Curriculum at the Right Time, A Writer in Residence on Three Continents, and Instigates Novelty, Wellbeing and Surprise in Language and In Life.

Related Content
  • At the lower fence line under the starshe hears what at first he takesto be the neighbor's mare,come to investigate his apple pocket,but then gets that…
  • Today's poem is untitled. It was published in chasers of the light: poems from the typewriter series, by Tyler Knot Gregson.What goodis a…
  • To maintain balance of the soulIs our ultimate goalFor death and life are foeBut yet together strollBetween the stars and the grassesAs crescent moons…
  • We must be poets to hear from homeon nights like this. The moonhas a thousand echoesin mud puddles all over town.The old Mission looms behind lifelike…
  • for Harold Herndon(Laundromat & Cafe)You could love here, not the lovely goatin plexiglass nor the elk shotin the middle of a joke, but honest…