Trailing Arbutus


By Steve Ewing

My knees are wet

from kneeling

this morning in the misty rain

Mayflowers in high bloom

bring me back to picnics

with my family

as a boy

in Christiantown

Snipping honeyed bunches

tender sweet purple pink to white

Grandparents in fresh

Spring form

I close my eyes

breathe in deep

and feel them

next to me

Steve Ewing is a dock builder, living in Edgartown with his wife Claudia. Steve is the town’s first poet laureate.