Artwork © Irene Koronas

Artwork © Irene Koronas



mixing partly this, partly that, each partly screaming
a recipe, turning it over like griddle cakes. I feel full
boiling death and birth crackling over the same fire

crammed into cup

I break apart bread, rearrange sentences, scramble words
undress nouns wearing polyester, synthetic verbs. I swear
we all try to get outta the way of flying frying pans

paragraphs squeezed blue as harmonicas

dirty dishes in chipped porcelain sink
guilt dotting down the drain

Jesus. everything has become a crisis
its hard to enjoy french toast smothered with butter

we war with food, cars, air, and music
there is no time to add horses into this mix


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.