27 August 2009 | Vol. 9, No. 2

Shelter #3: Felled

The planet

let its

tendrils hang

off of

the surface,

reaching down

to the

sky that

drags its

black pricked

sheet leaking

pinhole light

leading to

even the

most meek

puddle where

life worms

its way

into being

winged. It

dries and

fills, dries

and fills

again until

it doesn't.

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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. 9, No. 2, where "Shelter #3: Felled" ran on August 27, 2009. List other work with these same labels: poetry.

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