A bed of pine needles hushes
The air of Autumn Forest.
Black shaded river curls over
Deep green stones.
Space rests.
Yonder, a woodpecker
Sounds the core of a frosted pine
Who knows him, his mother,
And his grandmother.


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Owen Talbot

Owen Talbot was born in Santiago, Chile, raised in Amherst, Massachusetts, and currently lives in Los Angeles, California. He self-published his first body of work, Lifting the Vastness, in 2017. You can find more of his work on Instagram @highinkpoetry.