bay window

because Barbara Wyeth*

alex wilson


I reside

in a groove

of mud

on the outside

wall of our frenzied


Through a small size

crack, I see

the other buzzers

rubbing against

one another

as if waltzing in


is reason enough

for existing.


*Barbara once said she “likes living in cities because cities are people-hives. Bees live in beehives, and people live in people-hives.”


Alex Wilson, a grant writer in San Francisco, writes poetry and reviews nonfiction. His favorite sounds are foghorns and Sibelius.