Marc Alan Di Martino


for the New Year

Through the sealed window light strikes
a wall of the house next door
breaks down its shapes until
it resembles a cubist painting, by Gris or Braque,
quarries the quivering shadows
of a new year
like a bundle of arrows
each whetted tip eyeing
some future target that hasn’t
yet come into being.

Marc Alan Di Martino is the author of the poetry collection Unburial.