all the evidence is in
and it’s mounting the horse of mourning
as the wind covers the mirrors
and clouds the senses with whispers
pinned to pine needles which sing
September is a time to remember
we leave nothing behind but seeds

Gregg Shotwell is the author of Autoworkers Under the Gun. His poem “I am the Rouge” won the Partisan Press Working People’s Poetry Prize in 2011. Partisan Press published “The World is in Their Care” as a single poem chapbook in 2012. His essays and poems have appeared in the Monthly Review, Blue Collar Review and Labor Notes, among other journals.