gos-sa-mer \ n [ME gossomer, fr. gos goose + somer summer] 1 : and if wings could wing : and if summer could last : and if we could be as soft and careful as milkweed air : as in, too soon we grab the net or nail and try to pin things down when 2 : it’s enough to know they are there1 3 : and right here in the middle of writing this, I get an e-mail from Orbitz, subject line: You’re so fly 3 : Dear Orbitz, how did you know? 4 : because the wind is blowing and the yellow leaves are flying and, I am so fly 5 : here with you under the available sky, a silver airplane2 &
1I think, as birds fly past our morning window
2two ravels of [goose + summer] geese
Jeanie Tomasko is the author of a few poetry books, most recently (Prologue), the recipient of an Editor’s Choice award from Concrete Wolf Chapbook Series, and Violet Hours (Taraxia Press), a collection of the antics of a unique little girl. She can be found on her website (jeanietomasko.com), walking around somewhere near Lake Superior with her husband, Steve, or enjoying the antics of her cats at home, where she endeavors to always have a bottomless honey jar, garlic from the garden and bees in the front yard hyssop.