Ruins

Warren Wilson faculty member C. Dale Young’s poem “Ruins” (which he read at last evening’s residency reading) appears in the summer 2012 issue of Quarterly West:

Ruins

The sand dotted with trash and detritus,
and out over the horizon the first hint of light
betrayed the coming sunrise, the Atlantic
not as wine dark as it had been an hour earlier.
One walks among ruins to remind oneself

that progress is made at any cost. You
had come to the beach late the night before
because a man had promised you
he could walk on water, had promised
to show you this, you doubting Thomas...[Keep Reading]…

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