"every evening is december" is a poetry chapbook published by Praxis Online Magazine. Available as a free downloadable PDF.

red bridge

there was a vague point
at which he stopped counting
the hours, days, and weeks
since rejection…
nothing specific to hail
and say hooray, hoorah;
she doesn't matter enough
to keep this calendar vigil
all that ties him to her
is a vivid photograph
of a red bridge
where they fed giant koi
and marveled at how huge
each fish had grown
and in perfect
unintended symbolism,
the bridge,
that blood red bridge
is absolutely empty.