Larry Thacker 


Wind whispers the only word  
it remembers over the glass.  

Outside is an expanding math
problem of flurries and fog 

and ice sparkle, revealing 
the wind’s hiding places, 

white tornadoes dancing 
across an empty parking lot, 

the hills fading and moaning
back into sleep, the white crows 

gathering up one another
to cipher their discoveries. 


Larry D. Thacker is an Appalachian writer and artist. His poetry can be found in past issues of Still: The Journal, The Emancipator, Motif 2, Full of Crow, Kudzu, Country Grind, The Southern Poetry Anthology, Volume VI: Tennessee, Mojave River Review, Fried Chicken and Coffee, and Appalachian Heritage.  He is the author of Mountain Mysteries: The Mystic Traditions of Appalachia and the poetry chapbook, Voice Hunting. He serves as Associate Dean of Students at Lincoln Memorial University. 


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