an ordinary day

so I can aim my bow and arrow
my urgent need to put pen to vellum
I stuff my bra with newspaper
my ugly turtle neck sweater

I waltz toward the square target
mozart and thelonius monk

silver foil wet with dying
i replicate yesterday’s motions

my ray gun and neon sign flashes on and off

what happen to the arrow-my young
glinting music and armadillos
drawn in the dark on paper grids


Irene Koronas has a fine arts degree from Mass College of Art Boston. She is a multi-media artist working with paint, collage, mono-printing, artists books, poetry and photography. She is currently the poetry editor for Wilderness House Literary Review. Her poetry has appeared in journals, magazines, and online zines. Her poetry is in eight anthologies, and she has two full length books, self portrait drawn from many Ibbettson Street Press; pentakomo cyprus, Červená Barva Press . Emily Dickinson, Propaganda Press (chapbooks); Zero Boundaries Cervena Barva Press, Turtle Grass Muddy River Books, will be available in April 2014.