CHRONOSCOPE 40: Night Walking

in this whiskey bottle sky night
the sidewalks purple greased
with moon flooded poplar shadows:

I walk toward hummingbirds’ wings,
the morning green: snapdragons,
daffodils trained to bow by an earlier rain:

toward the kimono flutters of a water’s edge.

John Walser HeadshotJohn Walser, an associate professor at Marian University in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, holds a doctorate in English and Creative Writing from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 2004, he co-founded the Foot of the Lake Poetry Collective, an organization that sponsors monthly poetry readings, conducts workshops, and provides other opportunities to share poetry within his community. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in a number of journals, including Barrow Street, Nimrod, the Evansville Review, The Baltimore Review, Clackamas Literary Review, Naugatuck River Review, Fourth River, and The Hiram Poetry Review. A semi-finalist for the 2013 Pablo Neruda Prize for Poetry, he is currently working on three manuscripts of poems.