Blue Bonnet Review

A Literary Journal Featuring Poetry, Fiction and Nonfiction by Talented Writers Around the Globe

A literary journal featuring poetry, fiction and nonfiction by writers around the globe. 

For a Word Man

Rodney Nelson

you have declaimed about the end
of our time on the planet
and them to blame for it
                               yet when
I picture you among the last
on a northern beach in
unkind light I do not see you
haranguing or lamenting
I catch from what you write in sand
that you accept the happening
         the why of it
                               and why it had
to be and have found in your mind
a way to participate not
just watch and to wait quietly
the planet going on without
a need for our ignition
a need for our quench