It lives nine miles
north of paradise.

Its eyes swim
towards the morning star.

It has the tapered fingers
of a concert pianist.

Its face is hidden
beneath its beauty.

~ David Kowalczyk

David Kowalczyk lives and writes in the small gypsum mining town of Oakfield, New York, USA. His poetry has appeared in seven anthologies and over seventy magazines, including California Quarterly, Myunori Literary Journal, Istanbul Literary Review, and Taj Mahal Review. He has taught English in Changwon, South Korea, and San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

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