from “The Cities”

Megan Kaminski

. . . . . . . . . . . Name me modesty
. . . . . . . . . . . name me vexation

I travel further into the night
buildings cast shadows
neon gilds faces passing
. . . . . bejewels crows listing
. . . . . warnings scrawled on flesh
. . . . . yesterday’s skin bound west

my lips spell treason
carry seeds longings
asphalt eyes knee deep
forgotten blocks carve
brainward back-bound
debt-ridden deep city
mortgage-backed shoulder carry


From Deep City, an section of the sequence “The Cities”
Available from Noemi Press
Also available from Small Press Distribution

Deep City (Noemi Press, 2015)