Mark Jackley


For K

like my father at the end, near blind, shuffling to
the kitchen, seeing fog
and walking into fog,
I search for you in flickering
woods and dream the braille
I need, ten thousand pine
needles on bare feet


Mark Jackley's work has appeared in Fifth Wednesday, Sugar House Review, Natural Bridge and other journals. His new book of poems On the Edge of a Very Small Town is available for free at chineseplums@gmail.com.