Poetry by Daniel Klawitter
You flip the flashing coin—end over end—into the fountain.
Sun strikes copper as you make your wish—the penny
Hits the water and sinks to the bottom. It is autumn
And all things are returning to earth. For what it’s worth
Your wishes have withered to a whimper. But when hope
Is a hard currency we remember a penny for our thoughts.
So many coins cast against gravity: terrestrial astronauts.
A member of the Colorado Poets Center, Daniel’s poems have appeared widely in journals and magazines, including: The Australia Times, Blue Collar Review, The Galway Review, and Nomos Journal. He is the author of two full-length poetry collections: A Poet Playing Doctor (2015) and Plato Poetica (2017), both published by White Violet Press