Poetica Magazine

Poetica Magazine

Sabbath Psalm
by Michael Sandler

Light seals a closed week—

struck match, glow, guttering out—

not much wax to glimpse,

grandkids beaming round a table

like stars during an eclipse,

like a sand castle

sparkling between thrusts of surf—

I watch from a boat

as a tide carries me out,

waving toward a blurring shore.

About the Author:

Michael Sandler is the author of a poetry collection, The Lamps of History (FutureCycle Press 2021). His work has appeared in scores of journals, including recently in THINK, Literary Imagination, and Smartish PaceMichael lives near Seattle; his website is www.sandlerpoetry.com.