Kurt Westley

blind spot


by the naked eye it wasn’t a classic ’67 Mustang or Khrushchev’s ‘trash heap of history’


overtaking yet every fearful premonition simply hurtled into heedless horizon chasing


but an itchy angel wing jittered my default option again towards the omnipresent mirror


a final look back    no one’s there    look ahead    no one’s there    only a thumb-a-ride Reaper


sightless but still scavenging ‘visions’ while swinging a glaring scythe into a blinding sunset

Kurt Westley's work has appeared in AcornCabildo Quarterly Online, and Modern Haiku. His works include Basho’s Cormorant (Red Bird Chapbooks; 2013), sleeping bear (Red Moon Press; 2015), and ostrich stride (Red Moon Press; 2019).