256 Zones of Gray
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"Inspired by nature in this thoughtful and plain-spoken poems, Rob Smith reminisces and reflects on life, death, and the passage of
time in 256 Zones of Gray. He takes us 'Along the Shore,' and we see barren trees through his eyes when 'the sky threaded/a blue ribbon
between the trunks' and a postcard moment in 'Pittsburgh' when 'colors sliding back into the rivers/ define the Point.' Smith's words
often give us hope, a lighted window on the edge of color."
- Laura Treacy Bentley, author of "Lake Effect: Poems"
Along the Shore
The trees along the shore
took off their green
and the sky threaded
a blue ribbon between the trunks.
Fall, a season of paths
where spaces open through
the underbrush and the
wooded wall becomes a way.