“Center of the Storm” © Edward Michael Supranowicz



I create a poem
like a sculpture
of a baby bear
watching its mother

bleed out.

A lemon tree
in an apple orchard
with a toe tag
claiming frost rot

or parasite.

I want my poem
to make me feel
better. Not you.

I create a poem
like sugar stuffed
deep in the cavity

of a tooth.


Ronnie Jackson began writing poetry at the age of 12 because he knew it was a sure-fire way to become extremely wealthy incredibly fast.

Edward Michael Supranowicz is the grandson of Irish and Russian/Ukrainian immigrants. He grew up on a small farm in Appalachia. He has a grad background in painting and printmaking. Some of his artwork has recently or will soon appear in Fish Food, Streetlight, Another Chicago Magazine, The Door Is a Jar, The Phoenix, and The Harvard Advocate. Edward is also a published poet.