In Your Absence

I maneuver
windy roads
bound
for the Rockies,
heavy cloud banks
lifting slowly
with morning mist,
what’s left
of darkness
mingles
with first light,
appears
in a raspberry sunrise,
quietness intertwined
in the tangled silence
of towering aspen.

Dr. Jim Brosnan is the author of Nameless Roads (2019). His poems have appeared in the Aurorean (US), Crossways Literary Magazine (Ireland), Eunoia Review (Singapore), Nine Muses Poetry (Wales), Scarlet Leaf Review (Canada), The Strand Magazine (India), and Voices of the Poppies (United Kingdom). He holds the rank of full professor at Johnson & Wales University in Providence, RI, and has just been awarded a faculty fellowship to complete his second collection, Driving Long Distance.

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