Poetry
by John Delonas

I remember
I remember
The lakes, the lanes,
The very blue
And endless, clouded sky;
The Kiva,
Red River,
Children safe in the yard;
Night trains,
Kennedy,
And half a keg of beer.
Bio-labs and barbecue,
Twilight balcony
And student bikes
Heading home;
Classes, Cuba
And car repairs;
Swedish Christmas
In the corner stairs.
The sky still rolls
Endless player piano clouds;
Grief and triumph,
And a good will
In the Knutsens,
Madsens,
Andersons.