24 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Monday

When are you open?

I needed to see you,

but you weren't here.

There was no sign.

The gate was bolted.

Someone passing

told me they heard

you're not well.

What do you have?

Do you own

this place? Do you

own what you have?

Have they found out?

I have something

I need to be rid of.

I need to speak

to the owner.

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: Monday" ran on October 24, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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