Good Night


Many ways to spell good night.


Fireworks at a pier on the Fourth of July

spell it with red wheels and yellow spokes.

They fizz in the air, touch the water and quit.

Rockets make a trajectory of gold-and-blue

and then go out.


Railroad trains at night spell with a smokestack mushrooming a white pillar.


Steamboats turn a curve in the Mississippi crying in a baritone that crosses

lowland cottonfields to a razorback hill.


It is easy to spell good night.

Many ways to spell good night.


Carl Sandburg