Kathryn Gahl

Certain Nights

In Connection, LOVE, Storytelling on April 26, 2016 at 7:59 pm

The Drawcertain nights will be                                                                                                                                         recalled more than others

the night your mother gave birth                                                                                                                                                                                            the caterwaul before the glory

the night of skinny-dipping                                                                                                                                 waves lapping you like live massage

the night you drove through                                                                                                                                home calling, pulling, singing

the night that was so dark                                                                                                                                        you could not find yourself

the night of spring peepers                                                                                                                          promising to make love ruined renewed

and then, that night when footlights                                                                                                               glittery as diamonds shined on your story


  1. Nice!

  2. I really like this poem also! Haven’t seen (or thought about) the word caterwaul in many years. Adam and Cathi Baus each contacted me to see if I could/would meet with Adam during his visit to NYC. I’m spending the afternoon with him on Sunday, which should be fun. He said he wants to do things his dad would have done and would have made him happy. People in the Baus family must have said some nice things about me over the years. I’m trying to decide where to take him in the city. We just got back from a wonderful 8 day trip to New Mexico and Colorado. Took many amazing hikes and saw incredible natural wonders. So nice to get away. Claudia was relaxed for the first time in well over a year. Unfortunately, that ended as soon as we got home and had to deal with her folks’ situation. Hope you’re doing well.

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