Martin Cohen, US






bank holiday
another gust through the schoolyard swings

whispering twins
willow fluff passes over the crib

wetland breeze
twilight spreads onto the road

scotch whiskey dusk
howling dogs at the bottom of the glass

a clean, well-lighted place
shadows of leaves fleck the old man

late autumn frost
the bench gathers moonlight

storm surge
the boatman fingers the pipe bowl

distant fires
lovers shout under a blue moon

midnight sun
the Inuksuk shadow the arctic fox

*Inuksuk, human-shaped Inuit markers of granite.







About Martin Cohen


Martin Cohen was born in the South Bronx somewhere on Simpson Street, went to a Yeshiva on East Broadway and Canal Street, and then lived in the South of Brooklyn, the South of Long Island, The Southern Tier of Upstate New York, The South of Manhattan, and finally South Jersey in Egg Harbor. This is Martin's first appearance in Sketchbook.







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