Recording of “Every Wind”

Every Wind

Every wind loses itself,
no matter where

it starts. I want
a little piece of you.


I want your atmosphere
bundled in a small rice paper packet
and labeled with strings of new rain
and stepping stones.

I want
the grace of silence
blowing in through the cracked
window, disturbing only
the shadows.

Everywhere I go, bits of me linger,
searching for you.

Grief ages one thread at a time,

lurking like an odor
among the lost

or your breath,
still out there,



* * *

Music: “Gymnopedie No. 1” Kevin MacLeod (
Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License


“Every Wind” first appeared in The Lake in July 2016, and is included in my chapbook, From Every Moment a Second, available for order now via and Finishing Line Press.


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