Later Never Comes by Catfish McDaris

Later Never Comes

In the storms of life, the
sky falls apart and lights
the hidden sun, an orange
pomegranate on the indigo

Shadow horizon, leaves
whisper to each other
in a secret language, do they
love the trees that caress and
cradle them through life

Time on earth is a Dancer’s
hunt for shelter, you are
my roof, fire, and blanket

Hearts are jigsaw puzzles
with missing pieces, can
you hear the teardrops fall
in a torrid cloudburst.



Catfish McDaris won the Thelonius Monk Award in 2015. His 30 years of published material is in the Special Archives Collection at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Catfish is from Albuquerque and Milwaukee.

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