Engraving for Lawrence

by Joanna McClure

Like your engraving I stand
Behind, to one side of,
The long open door.

Outside, night light
Makes a Palmer sky
From black clouds and a large moon.

I stand still . . .
A part of
That other picture

That engraving
Of a woman
Leaning in the doorway,

Her spirit
Quietly reaching
Out . . . into diffuse world light,

Which calls to her
As the moonlight
Now calls to me.