The Bard Cowboy – Lynette G. Esposito

Across the western plain
silence travels
one unsteady foot at a time
staggering, twisting, forward
until even the birds
stop their noisy chatter
to watch his coming.
The thirsty earth’s dry tongue
avoids the travel- weary feet,
licks at the pathway puddles
but is not satisfied.
Silence comes.
Shakespeare stands, looks down…
writes his name in the dirt.

Lynette Esposito has been published in Poetry Quarterly, Inwood Indiana, Walt Whitman Project, That Literary Review, North of Oxford, and others. She was married to Attilio Esposito.

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