Monday, July 09, 2012

John Findura


1.            Echo - Re/echo
The world is white and moving 
Birds play with a twig of millet
I make signals with my fingers
No one understands what I say
This is the way I want it, I get it

2.             Evaluate The Broken Things
Your hands make me dirtier
than I was at the beginning
I do not mind that at all, love
Luck provides me many things:
I have your cleansing mouth

3.             Re/Evaluation of Movement
There has been little, and only
on one side – meaning both
sides, but independent of each
other, yet obviously showing
the causal effect of your words

4.             Re/Evaluation of Motion
One of us is a defective clock
and the other is a boomerang
You think you know which
is which but I have promised
the silent cuckoo I’ll never tell

John Findura holds an MFA from The New School. A Pushcart Prize nominee and a guest blogger for The Best American Poetry, his poetry and criticism appear in journals such asVerseFugueFourteen HillsCopper NickelNo Tell MotelH_NGM_NJacket, and Rain Taxi, among others. Born in Paterson, he lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and daughter.