Scott Withiam's poems have most recently appeared in AGNI ONLINE, Ascent, Cimarron Review, Ploughshares, Tar River Poetry Review, and The Literary Review. Additional poems are forthcoming in Rattle and Boston Review.
Here comes the finch out of the mine.
Well, almost. In the dark, here comes
the yellow school bus
full of fragile lives,
for which we can do little
but bless the jostled heads
as they go on the same trip down
into the same town? Not this time.
This isn’t just another day;
love is the much anticipated
field trip out, now and t