Milanese

We arch
steel dawn

but can’t jump
this void where

swallows spin
blind, and

when rains come,
we gargle tears

and hemorrhage
as one,

spattering
cobblestones.

Richard Manly Heiman lives in the pines of the Sierra Nevada. He works as an English teacher and writes when the kids are at recess. Richard has been published by Rattle, Into the Void, Spiritus (Johns Hopkins U.), and elsewhere. His website is https://www.poetrick.com.

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