30 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Sunday

At The Future

Home of the New

Church, phoebes

catch paper

wasps on the wing

all afternoon,

their buzzing cut

in the throat.

The old church

burned. Bad

wires or snapped

road lights

made the dark

darker here,

where they say

if you saw

someone walking,

you didn't

see anything.

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: Sunday" ran on October 30, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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