thick and thicker
swamps the air with bogeymen.
hide within the long-leafed grasses
bundled and bundled.
drenches the windows
drowning the sky with light and storm,
but there is no storm
blue and bluer.
Michael H. Brownstein’s book, A Slipknot Into Somewhere Else: A Poet’s Journey To The Borderlands Of Dementia, was recently published by Cholla Needles Books (2018).