12 October 2006 | Vol. 6, No. 3

A Setting Sun

like the restless

rearrangement of radio static,

precludes twilight:

it leans shadows across the room—

amputation camps,

war memorials, a lady bug

in mid-journey across

the torn cornea;

it is the child you met

in Cairo who—indirectly—

admitted food was scarce,

the women with hands cupped

towards prayer,

a Frankenstein of sorts;

and it sinks behind elm trees,

behind a mountain slope:

the weather report

would have it at 5:27 p.m.

About the author:

Arlene Ang lives in a small town outside Venice, Italy. Her poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Forklift Ohio, Mad Hatters' Review, Nthposition, Painted Bride Quarterly, Pom2, Rattle, and Unpleasant Event Schedule. She is the recipient of The Frogmore Poetry Prize for 2006.

For further reading:

See the complete list of work by Arlene Ang at 42opus. Browse the contents of 42opus Vol. 6, No. 3, where "A Setting Sun" ran on October 12, 2006. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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