“Powered down” and “Praying frogs can resurrect” by Kristina England

Powered down

the street lights on Main only blink before dawn
like
your
eyes
diluted
like
pill
laden
haze
like
the street lights on Main, before dawn, only blink.

***

Praying frogs can resurrect

Wake to legs, remnants of archway on pavement
much
like
news
too
much
bombings
gunnings
too
much
legs, remnants of archway on pavement, to wake.

Kristina England
7/24/2016

Kristina England

“Alexander’s Onetime Band” by James Penha

unnamed (2)
Attached Photo: Alexander Stevens, chief scientist and geologist for the Ross Antarctic Sea Party on-board the Aurora in McMurdo Sound, c. 1915, from a negative found a century later in a hut at Cape Evans, Antarctica. Source: Antarctic Heritage Trust <https://www.nzaht.org/pages/ross-sea-party-photos>.

Alexander’s Onetime Band

Alexander
frozen
nebulously
amidst
antarctically
frozen
aurora
developing
photographically
frozen
Alexander.

James Penha
6/28/2016

james