John L. Stanizzi


8.16 a.m.
76 degrees

Pity is the shade of this morning’s heat,
offended by my fleshy obstinance, and the non-
negotiable parching of the pond bed,
distinction of desolation and withering water.

John L. Stanizzi is author of the collections , Ecstasy Among Ghosts, Sleepwalking, Dance Against the Wall, After the Bell, Hallelujah Time!, High Tide – Ebb Tide, Four Bits, Chants, and Sundowning, and besides One Sentence Poems, he has been widely published.