THE OAKS AT THE EDGE OF THE DRIVEWAY
As a boy I fell in love with a tree.
The tree was in love with another tree.
Both trees were too tall to see all at once:
wind-watchers, sky-climbers, shadow-makers.
What do I remember? Not the acorns but their promises,
not fall but the verge of fall—
not the turning leaves but the pale slant light between.
Amorak Huey, a former newspaper editor and reporter, is author of the poetry collection Ha Ha Ha Thump (Sundress Publications, 2015) and the chapbooks The Insomniac Circus (Hyacinth Girl, 2014) and A Map of the Farm Three Miles from the End of Happy Hollow Road (Porkbelly, forthcoming in 2016). He teaches writing at Grand Valley State University in Michigan. His poems appear in The Best American Poetry 2012, The Southern Review, The Collagist, Ninth Letter, Oxford American, The Los Angeles Review, and elsewhere.