Songs of Eretz Poetry Review is pleased to present “4 AM” by Jeremy Jusek. Mr. Jusek’s work has been published previous in the Review here: http://eretzsongs.blogspot.com/2014/12/the-songsof-eretz-poetry-review-poem-of.html where a brief bio may be found.
The oak porch, peeling, creaks
in tune with my knees.
Another kind of heartbeat.
The ambassadors of morning,
dew and mist, vanish.
Poet’s Notes: Now that I live in Parma, a major suburb of Cleveland, I'm away from trees and surrounded by neighbors. I feel deprived of some fundamental things. Privacy. Calm weekends. Stars. There are many things I love about Cleveland, but I still feel the need to periodically capture the serenity that I miss so dearly. This is one of those attempts.
Editor’s Note: I like the Japanese short form feel here as well as the crisp images and the metaphor about the heartbeat.