Alan King

Misty Friday Morning

Volume 16:1, Winter 2015
The Sonnet Issue

Misty Friday Morning

Heading home at 5 a.m.
under a sky as dark as
the stone of a mood ring,

wondering what color
it turns when day slides it
over her finger.
Am I any wiser now

after waking at the hour
God descends upon us
when He angled the moon

through an apartment
window and found a woman
has made herself a ring
around my body?


Alan King is the author of two books of poems: Point Blank (Silver Birch Press, 2016) and Drift (Willow Books, 2012). A Caribbean American, whose parents emigrated from Trinidad and Tobago to the US in the 1970s, he is a husband, father, and communications professional. He is a Cave Canem graduate fellow, and holds a Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the Stonecoast Program at the University of Southern Maine. King has been nominated multiple times for Pushcart Prizes and Best of the Net selections. He lives with his family in Bowie, MD and blogs about art and social issues at To read more by this author: Alan King: Museum Issue; Alan King on Karibu Books: Literary Organizations Issue.