Poetry: Keith Welch’s “I Return Home Late on November 14, 2017”

////Poetry: Keith Welch’s “I Return Home Late on November 14, 2017”

I Return Home Late on November 14, 2017
Keith Welch 

I linger on the doorstep
under spectral clouds
hiding, revealing the stars;
each breath a cold serenity

this quiet neighborhood
has achieved a moment’s peace
I don’t want to abandon
for a troubled sleep

why don’t I bathe in this
peace every night as the
blue light of televisions
spills onto dying lawns?

Every season has its golden
hour; how many have I wasted
enjoying pleasures as brief
as a taste of sugar?

under glowing windows of
the shadowed houses
lying with heads on paws;
Even the chained dogs are silent.



About the writer:
Keith Welch lives in Bloomington, Indiana where he works at the Indiana University Herman B Wells library. He has poems published in Writers Resist, Dime Show Review, and Literary Orphans. When he’s not writing for publication, he specializes in political epigrams. He loves to have contact with other poets and invites everyone to follow him on Twitter at @Outraged_Poet.

Image: “Untitled” photo collage by Joost Waal, Netherlands.

By | 2017-12-12T15:27:14+00:00 December 12th, 2017|LITERARY ARTS, Lyric, Poetry|