Terrible

dumpsters, backpacks, garbage cans
in the officiating moment

alongside a sidewalk
of cement slabs

cellphones dangled people
running in traffic

faster than a subway
pressure cooker

ticking off
minestrone minutes

diverted brownstones
along Second Avenue

empanadas pupusas
Turkish coffee demitasse

around-the-clock
check cashing

police headlights
flash a man, down

five counts
against him,

black tennis shoes
propping up toes,

arm bloody, head wobbly,
_____ terror.

Debut of my new poetry collection, Mortal, October 13, 7:30 pm, Moe’s Books, 2476 Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley. Y’all come to my reading!screen-shot-2016-09-02-at-11-47-47-am

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About Lenore Weiss

Lenore's collections include "Tap Dancing on the Silverado Trail" (2011) from Finishing Line Press, “Sh’ma Yis’rael” (2007) from Pudding House Publications, and "Cutting Down the Last Tree on Easter Island" (West End Press, 2012). Her writing has won recognition from Poets&Writers (finalist in California Voices contest) and as a finalist for Pablo Neruda Prize, Nimrod International Journal. The Society for Technical Communication has recognized her work regarding Technical Literacy in the schools. All material is copyrighted on this site and cannot be used without the author's permission.
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