Gary Barkman

Drowning Birch

I came upon a drowning birch in Griffith Lake
I cast a shadow in to save her

 

Purgatory Hammock

Push your purgatory hammock pining stars beyond the trees
Tell me yes clouds or no willows that hide what we can’t see

 


 

Gary Barkman has had two poems published in the Chronogram this past year: “Bend” and “Burled”.