C. Dale Young

(1969 / United States)

C. Dale Young Poems

1. The Philosopher In Florida 1/20/2003
2. The Plunder House 7/16/2014
3. Sunday Afternoon 2/15/2016
4. The Call 3/12/2015
Best Poem of C. Dale Young

The Call

in memoriam Cecil Young

I am addicted to words, constantly ferret them away
in anticipation. You cannot accuse me of not being prepared.
I am ready for anything. I can create an image faster than

just about anyone. And so, the crows blurring the tree line;
the sky's light dimming and shifting; the Pacific cold and
impatient as ever: this is just the way I feel. Nothing more.

I could gussy up those crows, transform them
into something more formal, more Latinate, could use
the exact genus Corvus, but I won't. Not today.

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