There’s gull rain outside and it weighs down leaves.
I put on my boots and take an afternoon walk.
A lapwing oars the fields sky as it comes in for spring.
Black blobs of Jackdaws speckle the low crop field.
A squirrel races through the branches tries to catch up
yesterday. Puddles gather around me. But I keep on
walking. This road leads somewhere, though
the cambers ache away my energy,
I keep on going. I hope to find the end.
Gareth Culshaw lives in Wales. His first collection came out in 2018 by Futurecycle called The Miner. In 2020, his second collection, A Bard’s View, is released. He is an MFA student at Manchester Met. Also nominated for Best of the Net.