Weekly Poem: ‘Observation’

BY Tom LeGro  August 15, 2011 at 11:18 AM EDT

By Jenn Koiter

Today
despite your usual preference
for things you can’t quite see—
mist over mountains
reflections of the countryside
in the opposite
window of the train
grand old houses
almost hidden
by a thick cross-hatch of leaves—
the glare
of the sun on the lake
bothered you
for once
you wanted to see
what was behind it, you wanted
clarity
instead of things suggesting
something else.
Jenn Koiter’s work has appeared in several literary journals. She teaches English at Pikes Peak Community College in Colorado Springs.