Camillo DiMaria


city is pencil-scratched,
like a sketch
clouds shuffle
in the sky
of boxing glove
about to strike

on the corner
a yellow raincoat,
cozy as a bell
amidst it all
slippery & gleaming
with a lunchbox
at its side swinging
waits to cross

Camillo DiMaria was born in Brooklyn, grew up in Queens, and now lives in Long Island. His parents and their parents were born in Sicily. He writes poetry, paints, photographs, and creates music. He is a member of the Local Writers Union in Manhattan and a member of the Fresh Meadows Poets in Queens. He recently edited their annual anthology called "Freshet." He has gone to Riker's Isle, Creedmore Mental Facility, and PS. 115 in Floral Park, to read his poetry and discuss art. He attended Hunter College in Manhattan. He works as a waiter in a diner, but plans to be an English professor. He is editing, along with two other poets, a memorial book of poetry for the people who died or were injured on Sept. 11th. For information email him at


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