16 July 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 2

Red Bricked

This is her spot:

a child in an apple tree, eyes falling

into the way things want to be

seen:    fence    sky    lilacs    stones:

what matters next is what

might just happen:    the color

of bricks in her mind,

more red than they actually are,

brown really, but she makes them

as red as she wants them to be,

under a leap-year moon when the boy

enters her mouth, and leaves her

full    of clouds.

About the author:

Most recently, Evelyn Lauer's poems have appeared in English Journal, Pegasus, and Conte. She is a student in Texas State University's MFA program.

For further reading:

Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 2, where "Red Bricked" ran on July 16, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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