Rain chews the leaves, leaving nothing
but shredded carcasses on the pavement.
Where there once were leaves on the sidewalk
before the wind eradicated them, now only
ghostly patterns remain, like the shadows
of a dozen little Hiroshimas
Kip Knott’s most recent book of poetry is Tragedy, Ecstasy, Doom, and so on (Kelsay Books). He has writing and photographs forthcoming in Barren Magazine, Great Lakes Review, La Piccioletta Barca, and Versification, More of his work can be accessed at kipknott.com.