An Hour Before Sunrise

 

shadow fawns in the a.m.
small haunches come in &
out of top light
on the other side of the fence
they tromp leaves
in playfulness & fear
two gears all of us shift through
one for the morning
one for the long road home

 

 

 

 

About the Author

Ace Boggess is author of the novel A Song Without a Melody (Hyperborea Publishing, 2016) and two books of poetry, most recently, The Prisoners (Brick Road Poetry Press, 2014). Forthcoming is a third poetry collection: Ultra-Deep Field (Brick Road). His poems have appeared in Harvard Review, Rattle, River Styx, North Dakota Quarterly, and many other journals. He lives in Charleston, West Virginia.