Katy Did, by Christopher Oak Reinier

Katy Did
by Christopher Oak Reinier

Katy did,
and Katy does,
and, yes, I like her way.
What she did she does with love.
That’s all I need to say.

But I’d say more,
if words could carry dynamite,
if ways of speaking were like laughing music,
if grace come walking quickly from a distance
could be described: light, swift, certain, wild –

a shadow in the corner of my eye,
bursting into starlight,
and smiling all the way.

Oh heart!
How many strikings can you stay?

Christopher Oak Reinier lives and writes by the Russian River
in Sonoma County, California. One of his poems, “October Morning
on the River”, was published in the Red Wolf Journal, Summer 2014.

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