22 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Saturday

What is the figure three

to me but a theory for

making a plot? If I could

be a character with a mind

to find inside my own head

the path from A to B,

would I not always be turning

around to say: here I am?

How did this happen again? Tomorrow,

I will go to the warehouse.

God only knows what they'll keep

in there when it's not being

used to hold us: Our upturned

eyes, our opened mouths, an uncemented

aggregate of song.

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: Saturday" ran on October 22, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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