SCRAPS: THREE DEAD MEN STANDING
the gray musk of cloud,
a cringe at the edge of blue,
green in this world exposes the green of this world:
cloud shelter: dragons of sky:
and the lake at the side of the factory a puddle,
the puddle in the farm field a lake,
the grass tundra sponge water logged and drowning–
everyone a shiny umbrella on their feet,
a collard green lining moving the day along,
a tick on a dick, stone in a bone.
Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, and The Pacific Review. He has nine chapbooks including I Was a Teacher Once (Ten Page Press, 2011), Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah (Camel Saloon Press, 2012) and The Possibility of Sky and Hell: From My Suicide Book (White Knuckle Press, 2013). He is the editor of First Poems from Viet Nam (2011).