Nearly There

ravenSunday Haiku

Sunday’s denouement
Flatlines the weekend
Yet again

Poem 26


We have been friends

For years and years

We pick up where we left off

No matter

The space in between

No matter the spouse in between


Stories warm our talk

No secrets kept veiled

We know them all

We know their vestments


The teasing bares a sweet side

We know each other so well

No room for jabs

Just the splendid chance

For open face

Open heart

Poem 27





Moments before colors

Perform their dance in the sky,

The crows swoop along our rooftop

Headed north


Perhaps to feast at the Columbia

Whose waters

Once powerful

And awesome

Now slowed by the dams

Their pent-up passions

Held fast


Hours pass

And the crows return


They linger on the rooftop

And the sun


Poem 28



About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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