I Say One Thing and Mean Another


by Mel Goldberg

The wind sways branches
The road appears smooth

Shadows alter a trail
Boulders disrupt a stream

I am too far away
From my father’s grave

To place this stone
On his marker

When I say one thing
I mean another


Mel Goldberg has been shortlisted for the 2015 Berfrois Poetry Prize.

About the Author:

Mel Goldberg earned an advanced degree in English, taught literature and writing in high school and small colleges in California, Illinois, Arizona, and was a Fulbright Exchange Teacher at Stanground College in Cambridgeshire, England. For seven years, Mel and his artist wife lived in and traveled in a small motorhome throughout the US, Canada, and Mexico. They moved to Mexico where she paints, he writes, and they are able to live on a small income. Mel’s poetry has appeared in online and print magazines in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand and Mexico.

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