Basho before bed, fleeting dreams of cranes in flight; moonlit plum blossoms.
Stopping; short of breath, right lung years gone to cancer; walking hard uphill.
Dimming July day, first fireflies flickering; neighbor’s dog barking.
David J. Thompson is a former prep school teacher and coach. He grew up in Hyde Park, New York, and now lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. His poetry/photography collection Grace Takes Me is available from Vegetarian Alcoholic Press.