poetry by Ezekiel Black


man Looking Away

—The

thighbone jutting out of

a

Knight

was
the territory of Poland

men, women and children
inhabit
the city along

the
wou[n]d
all
skulls have bullet holes

nowhere is
that more true than in Germany

 

On Benefits
a

dollar

is a
rank

bill

and

The Republic of
Alabama

protests

i_t_s

issue.
For

Mr. September who

is

not

able to draw
his wife
dollars
make

a person

fe_ral

. Such

people

might
be
unreasonable,

willing to sacrifice the
lives of so many Texans

 

ill Plant
I
sit at
a window
cele-
brating another

plant
displaced

The sale of what had been

the greening of
the weath-
er

w_a_s

a grift

Win-
dows like
a father who lost his
January, the
prospect
was “a dream come true.”

Hav-
ing another

Red
Oak

shuttered

represents a

great
hope for
me
, a

bitter

house

plant.


 

Ezekiel Black is a Lecturer of English at The University of North Georgia. Before this position, he attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he received an MFA in Creative Writing. His poetry and reviews have appeared inVerseSonora ReviewTarpaulin SkyInDigestDrunken BoatCutBankiO: A Journal of New American PoetryUmbrella Factory MagazineBarrelhouse MagazineColumbia: A Journal of Literature and ArtBOAAT, and elsewhere. Lastly, he edits the audio poetry journal Pismire.