Satellite imagery
notes displaced earth.

Zoom in—land
once a pasture,
new caterpillar tracks.

Move closer—
a plant sprouts.

Strange, white-pink,
five puffed branches—

a hand
reaches for the sky.


Tony Reevy’s publications include poetry, non-fiction and short fiction. Non-fiction books Ghost Train! O. Winston Link: Life Along the Line, The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano, The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg, The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings, and books of poetry, Old North, Passage, Socorro, and Turbulence.