9.3.19 – Poem by John L. Stanizzi

Poetry by John L. Stanizzi

11.31 a.m.
76 degrees

Pragmatic and industrious, the bunnies have eaten the tops off everything.
Opportunism at its height – I plant green beans, they sprout, they
needle up through the soil, emerge with lustrous, tender green leaves, and overnight
dire spindles cover the garden beds, pathetic shafts of pale green lopped stalks.

About the Poet

John L. Stanizzi is author of the collections – Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits, and Chants. His newest collection, Sundowning, will be out this year with Main Street Rag. John’s poems have appeared in Prairie Schooner, American Life in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, Paterson Literary Review, Blue Mountain Review, The Cortland Review, Rattle, Tar River Poetry, Rust & Moth, Connecticut River Review, Hawk & Handsaw, and many others.

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