Evan Goldstein

Salt Lake City

And I have much to say

here in our small

silent kitchen. 

The dry plates on their shelves

the kettle simmers over

low flame. Outside, chickadees

flit between branches 

and fences calling 

out. Water accepts 

heat and boils.

In the bedroom you turn, waking

in soft sheets. Remember the sound

the first warm breeze in March

carrying summer into our nights.

We laid in the grass under the red western sky.

Have we ever been younger?

Evan Goldstein is a writer and photographer living in Salt Lake City, Utah. He will be attending the Iowa Writers’ Workshop for an MFA in poetry in fall 2020. Evan grew up in the Hudson Valley: He misses trees, corner delis, humid summers, New York City, and John Prine.