a rusted shed.
Each slat a deeper shade of red
and brown, its stain of solitude.
A barn enormous
with its face blown off
(it was my life) …

Poem, in its entirety, is available in the printed version of the current issue.


Ronna Bloom is the author of seven books of poetry. Her poems have been translated into Bangla, Chinese, and Spanish. Her new collection is A Possible Trust: The Poetry of Ronna Bloom, selected and with an introduction by Phil Hall (Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2023).

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