Autumn Sky Poetry . . . Number 11 . . .
 

Allen Weber resides in Hampton, Virginia with his wife and their three sons. His poetry has appeared in several journals, A Prairie Home Companion’s First Person series, and most recently in the anthology Skipping Stones. Allen placed first in the January, 2008 InterBoard Poetry Contest.

Cliffhanger

     by Allen Weber



Atop this red-rocked shelf—Lucidity—
with no jutting branch for a craven change
of mind, the impact promises to be famous—


a one-time splash while zombies line the edge
to gawp. Instead I’ll tumble back like balsa
on a whitecap; it’s expected to be so spurned,


to be ordinary—I don’t much care for it:
Nothing happens here that begs description.
But really, I don’t like to complain.










© 2008 Allen Weber