Keith Althaus
One Day

the black birds of this hour
will turn back into leaves;
their cries and screams
become again the noise of traffic.
And if ever recalled
it will be as a childish dream,
unfulfilled and set aside,
and never as a life line
flung from god-knows-where.

Found In Volume 30, No. 04
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Keith Althaus
About the Author

Keith Althaus’s poems have appeared in numerous journals, including The New Yorker, Virginia Quarterly, Drunken Boat and Poetry. He is the author of Rival Heavens (1993) and Ladder of Hours (2005). He lives in Massachusetts.