Threshold, Foyer, Door

Some stumble as they enter
others bolt before the bell
more summertime than wintertime
danger spills the air

& Christmas shows the forests
all the axe can still—

Bright bulbs to bury—roots to trim—
we bring the gardens in

Elizabeth Savage serves as poetry editor for Kestrel: A Journal of Literature & Art. Her new chapbook, Detail, is published by Dancing Girl Press.