Green Hills Literary Lantern

 

 

Walker

 

 

Head bowed to the bright November morning,

            a woman makes her way along the neighborhood

pushing the frame of a sturdy walker forward,

            then catching up to herself again. Somewhere--

in this case, across the street--a girl steadily

            jogs past, the whole world no doubt bobbing

inside her head, to improve her legs, her heart.

            On this side, the woman continues, her journey

a series of journeys. Hesitant, persistent, she decides

            each time to stop, each time to move ahead. 

 

 

 

 

Robert King's first book, Old Man Laughing (Ghost Road Press), was a finalist for the 2008 Colorado Book Award in Poetry and he recently won the Grayson Books Chapbook Competition with Rodin & Co. He lives in Greeley, Colorado, where he directs the website www.ColoradoPoetsCenter.org.