Winter 2001


Mindy Kronenberg


that elusive song, faint anthem
of the distracted,
behind you as you walk
muffled under the soles
of your shoes 

everywhere you look
people blur in dark visages
Macke's somber troops
pulling toward/away from each other
in hostile silences 

while somewhere in the corner
of your vision, a series of spheres
swirls to giddy music
pulls to the gravity
of the mind's

sweet improvisation


Mindy Kronenberg teaches writing and literature at SUNY Empire State and Suffolk Community College. She's the editor of Book/Mark Quarterly Review and the author of two collections of poetry-- Dismantling the Playground and The Gravity of Desire. She lives in a 300-year-old house in Miller Place.



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