Where Did It Go?

Where Did It Go?
by Jeff Dutko

Where did it go?
The salt of the city
that seasoned our conversations
and spiked our efforts with exuberance

This earthen city, now plain and dry
left with only the equivalent
of a few hundred nocturnal poems
that crawl out of the earth
like worms, only in the rain
until they too find themselves
in the pain of light
beached in the cracks
harbored in the hot stones
salt in their wounds

1 thought on “Where Did It Go?

  1. Jeff Dutko exposes the wounds of a modern poet in a night poem searching for a transparent but elusive way out of his
    vulnerability in a gesture toward the drawn cauldron of his
    vision in a dramatic and emblematic vein.

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