A small bridge leads to the sea,
but you do not cross it.
No field guide, no bottle, no bible, no gun.
Just the softest of wars
between wind &
some kind of sister poppy—
Ant in the golden
forest of your hair, finds the good place
to die, at last.
And the light does not exhaust
Louise Mathias is author of two books of poems, most recently The Traps (Four Way Books). She lives in Joshua Tree, California.
*Photo by Louise Mathias.