Physics of the Breeze

David Baker

A slight wrinkle       on the pond          as he said

all that's left of       this life is             what remains

for the next              three redwings      motionless now

atop cattails             are match tips       soon enough

to strike out             this evening on      one black flame

David Baker is the author, most recently, of Whale Fall and Swift: New and Selected Poems. He edits the annual eco-poetry feature “Nature’s Nature” for The Kenyon Review and lives in Granville, Ohio.
Originally published:
November 1, 2017

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