DECEMBER 6, 2022

just another poem

it's a rainy evening

here in the middle

of nowhere.

a few crows call out

from the wet branches

of a dying tree,

and the world

keeps turning

and turning.


there's not much else

to talk about.

Gabriel Bates is a poet living in Tiffin, Ohio. His work has appeared in several publications, online and in print. Keep up with him at