Go JoeGO Go! Poems for José Gouveia, Day Seven: Mel Schorin

Oddball Magazine will be publishing ongoing tributes to José Gouveia to in the hopes of raising awareness of the Joe Gouveia Recovery Fund, an effort to help offset the costs of the poet’s upcoming cancer surgery.

 

Night Sky

A month ago
he said remission

Then I heard: no more,
pain and blockage

Left the hospital
and back again

Pray it’s scars,
adhesions, anything

Surgeons cut him open,
found a hunter and goat

Balance scales, fish,
a scorpion, a crab

 

Mel Schorin used to live in Falmouth, MA and now lives in Cambridge. He has been writing poems on many topics, and published a book of poems on how we treat animals on the highway and elsewhere, titled Raccoon Sympathy. He also co-authored a beginning language textbook, Haitian Creole for Healthcare.

Oddball Magazine will be publishing ongoing tributes to José Gouveia to in the hopes of raising awareness of the Joe Gouveia Recovery Fund, an effort to help offset the costs of the poet’s upcoming cancer surgery.

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