The Road Along St. Jude's

Out of my lungs over
Backroad and gravel
Crossed curves,         antenna hijacks the static

Where breath is
Fix it so we’re young
What doesn’t resist

Inventing constellations
Warm air rising
All along the floorboards

non omnis moriar         or will it

You want to paint my
God that leavens the tree
Failing—again, falling—into a church

Derek Henderson lives in Salt Lake City with his wife, his kids, and the mountains. He is finishing his PhD in poetry at the University of Utah, and this makes him nervous. His favorite quote of the moment is from Andrew Marvell's "The Garden": "Annihilating all that's made / To a green thought in a green shade." (bluenightpress@yahoo.com)

Boxcar Poetry Review - ISSN 1931-1761