glow leaves of autumn
I thought first electric lights
against a purple rain-swollen sky
while a drizzle
lit by that same gap in clouds
On Lha Bab Duchen
(When Buddha returns from Heaven)
Marc Olmsted has five books of poetry and has appeared in New Directions in Prose & Poetry, City Lights Journal, New York Quarterly, Outlaw Bible of American Poetry and a large international variety of small presses. Twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize, Olmsted received the San Francisco Acker Award for Poetry in 2014 along with David Meltzer and Ishmael Reed.