July 26, 2014

Visiting West Virginia. ~ Alexa Mergen {Poem}


When my father was asleep and his wife,

as well as my husband and the half-feral cat, I slipped outside wrapped in a

borrowed blanket to the bare boards of the upper deck wanting

to face the dark country sky.


I watched stars arch their back bends; one charmed

me to doze. I awoke as mist filled the granite hollow that holds the angled house

and crept below, eyes widened to catch stray firefly glow.


In the morning, from where I sat at the breakfast table, I saw how

dew formed everywhere but where my warm body had lain.


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Alexa Mergen

Alexa Mergen’s poems and articles on poetry appear in numerous journals. She’s a yoga teacher completing a 200-hour training in Sacramento and edits the blog Yoga Stanza.