A girl in a white dress walks on the beach.
A barefoot girl in a long white cotton dress
Walks on the beach.
Call: response: yes: no
Crabgrass on the lawn.
Ursa Major clawing the
Sky. The smell: walnuts.
Red geraniums in plastic buckets
Hang from plastic awnings.
Fourth of July: families in heat-wet
Undershirts gather down the street
In plastic lawn chairs, look up, sigh.
Catherine Simpson is a cellist from Santa Barbara. She has been previously featured in over thirty publications, and has work forthcoming in The Aurorean, Up the Staircase Quarterly, Nefarious Ballerina, and Prairie Winds.