John Sozanski


John Sozanski Poems

1. Weeds 5/17/2012
Best Poem of John Sozanski

Weeds

reach through the layers of memory
to a land distant and close
stroll a muddy path
by a pile of utility poles
and a tilted wooden shed
feeling stings of nettles on bare feet
walk along the sweet flag bordered stream
to reach the treasure hill
of the factory's bakelite dump

back to our street
where a smiling boy
is beating a live rabbit
out of its fur
neighbors are pointing at me
this Jew did not pass
the Holy Communion exam
he did not know
the last name of our provost

most kids are eating weeds
some bite on wet slices
of ...

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