Thank you, Eunoia Review

My poem “Terminal Tower” is up at Eunoia Review today. It is part of a series of poems I have been writing about the Great Lakes region.

https://eunoiareview.wordpress.com/2018/12/29/terminal-tower/?fbclid=IwAR0qKv-fVDrc176aPAMs9UGUlVQH-Ne_12bnfVNBfDI7QN-j_EFEyJstbbs

Terminal Tower

Five years past, I walked to Cleveland from London,
Ontario. My passport was the memory of monarchs and
warblers.

I touched water at the Rondeau spit.

A shroud of perch bones settled on the lake’s surface.
It was January, season of thin oil fish.

When Erie thaws, shore dwellers sleep on feathers
not the moon of long-winged ants and day-dead nymphs.

When Erie freezes, snowy owls move down from the pole.
Toddlers cry out to hunters sighting flying dots.

In senseless white I thought crows.

For several miles out was a procession of voles.
In the shallows they sought smelts and minnows,
the lake their field of barley, bluegrass, the English gardens.

Over in a town no one knew,
a candidate calling himself Zyklon B
was elected; his first act named Town Hall
Terminal Tower.

This is for the great Cuyahoga fire, he said.

The snow I met was a cache of ashes.
It fell with vulcanized precision.

-Jeremy Nathan Marks

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