Abyss & Apex : Fourth Quarter 2008: The Other Rooftops

The Other Rooftops

by Randy Schroeder


this is where bugs dance
behind motels in the bible belt
on circles carved in summer snow
where the moon’s eggs lie waiting to hatch

this is where bugs dance
crazed across the sandy slopes
on maps traced for autumn journeys
to an empire of lost spiders

this is where bugs dance
outside the wreck of vacant malls
where birds with crooked beaks
call out news of other rooftops

and watch the smoke


Randy Schroeder


Story © 2008 Randy Schroeder. All other content copyright © 2008 ByrenLee Press


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