It is not the sturdy 
wooden beams
that raise
the house
that I study
but instead
the rotting
wooden plank

still dark
and wet

that has
washed ashore
that will hold
my attention

Beau Beausoleil

Beau Beausoleil is a San Francisco based poet, but has deep ancestral roots in Quebec going back to the 1700's. He is the author of 13 books of poetry, the most recent being, A Glyphic House: New And Selected Poems 1976-2019 (Blue Light Press).