“from Portraits of Imaginary Poets,” “St. Medard (bad weather),” “Unasked Questions” by Susan Cronin
from Portraits of Imaginary Poets The gun’s unquestionable heft at odds with the pink-stung silence— devastation, either way, an incomplete gesture— (for a proper explanation, the mind ever waiting—) on the precipice the gun under a tiny waltz of wings, a final indecipherable note on the wind— (the mind unvoiced, till blown out through one ear—) “What, bird, can you hear that I have been denied?”
St. Medard (bad weather) horseless sheltered by an eagle shadowed by a storm cloud reliquaries weeping with rainwater
Unasked Questions In the space where unasked questions unfurl, faces upturned, languid tongues lost in a quiescent haze, one’s heart could stop (like a clock) unanswered.
Susan Cronin studied at Rutgers University, Sarah Lawrence College, and The New School, where she earned an MFA. Her poetry has appeared in a numerous journals including, most recently, Nashville Review, DMQ Review, Gingerbread House, Josephine Quarterly, Amethyst Arsenic, and indicia, and is forthcoming in Whiskey Island.