Photography © Edward S. Gault
as a way to hold it down
a broken flag broken
a web dark
hanging from a limb.
we have been raped by
a generation (and I am hiding
so that you cannot claim it is me)
of green woven.
still we could be useful if
briefed with the long words quickly.
William Allegrezza edits the press Moria Poetry and teaches at Indiana University Northwest.
He has previously published many poetry books, including Step Below: Selected Poems 2000-
2015, In the Weaver’s Valley, Ladders in July, Fragile Replacements, Collective Instant, Aquinas
and the Mississippi (with Garin Cycholl), Covering Over, and Densities, Apparitions; two
anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century and La Alteración del
Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente; seven chapbooks, including Sonoluminescence (cowritten
with Simone Muench) and Filament Sense (Ypolita Press); and many poetry reviews,
articles, and poems. He founded and curated series A, a reading series in Chicago, from 2006-
Edward S. Gault is a poet and fine art photographer. He lives at Mosaic Commons, a co-housing community in Berlin, Ma. He has a wife Karen, and daughter.