18 October 2005 | Vol. 5, No. 3

The Week in Renovation: Tuesday

First, say:

Today will not end

as if it never began.

Thunderheads are not

gathering. Weary,

dolorous girls approach

the doors in pairs.

They turn

from the calendar

but keep time. I set

my watch by them.

I went to yesterday's

festival, but no one

was there. I thought

I heard music,

but it was only

the pudding stones

sliding down the hill.

Something ransacked

the yard overnight.

The anger, maybe

at finding everything

so dry. There is

nothing to do

against that.

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: Tuesday" ran on October 18, 2005. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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