Sleet Seasonal Supplement — Winter 2010-2011

Jamie Buehner

On becoming
Small Facts

On becoming

Sparrows on the rafter
all lined up with the truth behind them,

the blue star
he hasn't hung in years

: loser
of found things,

the one that used to,
again ran,

again run,

anyone could have
said that.


Small Facts

The cat reminds me
of her and vice versa.

It is very
quiet at the pool.

I am too cold,
then too hot:

they are small facts,
like my grandmother

coming over
to cut asparagus,

drinking a glass of water,
and driving away.

Jamie Buehner was born and raised in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.