Paul Koniecki

thinking about 
green pumpkin seeds 
the color titian 
the word orange 
a castle we saw at the lake 
that was in point of fact
some wayward cloud in the sky 
being chased as we are still 
being chased past
hay-bales drying in the field
fellow calabash
we are all seeds 
call the diggers
feel the dirt
the dig-spot 
and the holy shovel blade
vine to leaf 
dipped in shroud of mist
we are all magic 
tied and waiting 
on this slow deck 
run sky run
while you can
make the birds blush
and the trees laugh




PAUL KONIECKI lives and writes in Dallas, Texas. His poems appear in Richard Bailey’s movie, “One of the Rough”. His books of poetry are currently available at Kleft Jaw Press, NightBallet Press, CWP Collective Press, and Spartan Press.