The Deliberate Study of the Skies
Peninsula light of Gloucester
transformed his day into night: ash,
pewter, aluminum, stone. I saw white,
but no, it’s steel, and a vexed steel at that.
I voted for it before I voted against it.
The complexities of salvation: stretched and spoken
with clashing grays: slate, silver, Spanish gris.
I have options, my muddied palette, weighted
with gray: this stuttered, endless cape.
Diana Rose Lynch
Diana Rose Lynch is a language teacher who teaches writing at Boston University. She lives in Gloucester, MA, across from the island where Winslow Homer summered while painting in Gloucester. She is currently working on a book of short stories and poems inspired by Cape Ann.
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