Tom Montag

WHAT WE NEED


An egret tucked in
along the river's
edge is what we need,

that and the grey sand-
hills in the green field,
the lovely grasses,

the trees, all the dark
earth of which we are
part, not apart from.



Tom Montag is most recently the author of In This Place: Selected Poems 1982-2013. He is a contributing editor at Verse-Virtual. In 2015 he was the featured poet at Atticus Review (April) and Contemporary American Voices (August) and at year's end received Pushcart Prize nominations from Provo Canyon Review and Blue Heron Review. Other poems will be found at Hamilton Stone Review, The Homestead Review, Little Patuxent Review, Mud Season Review, Poetry Quarterly, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere. 


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