The Buoy Bell Always Tolls

Under the lighthouse
all shapes of driftwood pile up
as if they were ships
that once missed that sweeping beam
and came home piece by piece.

William Cullen, Jr. is a veteran and works at a social services non-profit in Brooklyn, NY. His poems have recently appeared in Allegro Poetry, Canary, One Sentence Poems, Pouch, Right Hand Pointing and previously in *82 Review.

You can see more of his work in issue 3.3