Elegy for an Elm

Frank William Finney

How can I read
the empty space?

Fewer leaves
to rake next fall?

One less place
to hold an owl?

One more sign
of one less spring?

Frank William Finney is the author of The Folding of the Wings (Finishing Line Press). His poems can be found in Journal of Undiscovered Poets, The Metaworker, Tiny Wren Lit and elsewhere.  He is a former lecturer from Massachusetts who taught literature at Thammasat University in Thailand for 25 years.