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Tuesday, December 14, 2021


by John Guzlowski

Mayfield, KY Daylight Drone Footage Aftermath - December 11, 2021

Where I sit, the world 
is quiet, unassuming.  
Snow falls & becomes 
rain, rain falls 
& becomes snow.  

I write on a pad of paper 
& think of the tea  
steeping in the cup next to me.

200 miles away in Kentucky 
The wind shook the world
And my friends died.

John Guzlowski's poems and stories have appeared in North American Review, Ontario Review, Rattle, Atlanta Review, Nimrod, Crab Orchard Review. Garrison Keillor read his poem “What My Father Believed” on his program, The Writers Almanac.  Guzlowski's poetry book Echoes of Tattered Tongues won the Eric Hoffer/Montaigne Award for most thought provoking book 2017. He’s also the author of the Hank and Marvin mysteries. Now settled in Virginia, Guzlowski lived in Kentucky for a while.