28 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Friday

They tell you

that when you think

you can breathe,

you'll bury

what you draw.

Most trouble starts

near home,

they say,

where you think

you can breathe.

Talk to nine people

and you will hear nine

signs of a change

in the weather:


signals, the breaks,

good or bad,

that will follow.

They all say

that the last house

standing after

the twister

was later taken

by something

from within.

About the author:

Carolyn Guinzio is the author of Quarry (Fall 2008, Free Verse Editions, Parlor Press), and West Pullman (Bordighera, 2005), winner of the Bordighera Poetry Prize. Her work has appeared in Cannibal, Colorado Review, New American Writing, Typo, and elsewhere. She has an MFA from Bard College and lives in Fayetteville, AR.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Carolyn Guinzio at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 5, No. 3, where "The Week in Renovation: Friday" ran on October 28, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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