the chestnut forest –
not looking back

empty bottles
last night is so far    
...from here

shade garden
a Dickinson poem    
etched on a log

wind waving
goodbye for now . . .
tobacco leaf

her eyes
when I take her side  . . .  

Lucas Stensland's an American living in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His poems have appeared in a variety of publications including: American Tanka,  FrogpondRibbonsThe Heron’s NestNotes From the Gean, Presence, and Roadrunner