Derek Keck is an American poet from Northeast Ohio. His third book of poems, I Dreamed I Loved a Ghost, was published in 2015. All three of his books are available at the Books-A-Million and Barnes and Noble online stores. The author is a graduate from Kent State University.
The wind tore branches from the mother in the hospital, in death, kissing her child goodbye.
The wind gave the hawk speed in catching the field mouse.
They sat together like that, two old-boned birds
on the edge of a wishing well,
wondering when the other would fall asleep on all the
years of park bench they had known as a four-armed
I have to die.
This is of no concern to the neighbors.
They will continue to drink their coffee and
She crept along the shoal of her home,
wondering if I dreamed of her.
She would ask me over the phone if