i don’t know
who it’s calling
the red tail’s hacksaw cry
above the stubbled field
could be for me
so i look up
the glaring afternoon sky
just in case
it’s true.

what i find
is as unsettling
to me
as faith.
after all
what if there was
no one left
who believed
in god?

Eugene Alexander, MFT has been in private practice in San Francisco for over 30 years. He was co-founder of Caselli Street Poets Co-operative and has been reading and writing poetry for the last several years. He has an abiding interest in the use of fiction in psychotherapy.

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  1. gene alexander says:

    to be included in such a wonderful undertaking as other/wise is a pleasure and to read the work of so many friends and familiar names gives me a sense of home. good luck other/wise!

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