Saturday 9 April 2022

Walking my fuzzy-faced dog   

by Nina Rubinstein Alonso

Nights like trains that never
move anywhere engines stalled
no reasons arrive at my dark window

that ache missing your voice
stuck here in undesired time
why can’t I be where you are

why this chain of endless days that keep
on working keep on driving where ever
wash coffee cups and sticky plates

sort scrambled stupid laundry
as if anything makes sense
walking my fuzzy faced dog.

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Nina Rubinstein Alonso’s work appeared in U. Mass. Review, The New Yorker, Ibbetson Street, MomEgg, Ploughshares, Sumac, Bagel Bards, New Boston Review, WomenPoems, Muddy River Poetry Review, Wilderness House Review, Constant Remembrance, Cambridge Artists Cooperative, etc.  Her stories, one a Pushcart nominee, were published by Southern Womens Review, Tears and Laughter, Broadkill Review, Writing in a Woman’s Voice, etc.  Her book This Body was published by David Godine Press, her chapbook Riot Wake is upcoming from Červená Barva Press, and another poetry collection, a story collection, and a novel are in the works.

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