By Murray Silverstein
Dusk again, and clouds, the clouds: fluffed-up balls
with wispy tails, every shade of orange and gray
reflected in the lake. And gone. The lake so still
there’s lake inside reflected sky. Another lake.
Its clouds inside another sky.
Copyright Silverstein 2023
Murray Silverstein has been published in Brief Wilderness, The Brooklyn Review, Cape Rock Poetry, Euphony Journal, Midwest Quarterly, Spillway, Poetry East, West Marin Review, RUNES, Nimrod, Connecticut Review, The Hollins Critic, ZYZZYVA, California Quarterly, El Portal Literary Journal, Elysian Fields Quarterly, Fourteen Hills, Front Range Review, Louisiana Literature, The MacGuffin, The Meadow, Pembroke Magazine, Pennsylvania English, Plainsongs, RATTLE, Sunlight Press, Sunspot Lit, Sweet Tree Review, Under a Warm Green Linden, Voices de la Luna, and The Courtship of Winds, among others. He has authored two books of poetry, Master of Leaves (2014) and Any Old Wolf (2007), the latter of which received the Independent Publisher’s Bronze Medal for Poetry in 2006. Silverstein is the senior editor of the anthology America, We Call Your Name: Poems of Resistance and Resilience (2018), winner of the Independent Publisher’s Silver Medal for Anthologies in 2017. All were published by Sixteen Rivers Press. A retired architect, Silverstein also co-authored four books about architecture, including A Pattern Language (Oxford University Press) and Patterns of Home (The Taunton Press). He holds a master’s degree in architecture.
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