photo by mauricio alejandro ramos
April Salzano is currently working on a memoir on raising a child with autism and several collections of poetry. Her work has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Award and has appeared in journals such as The Camel Saloon, Centrifugal Eye, Deadsnakes, Visceral Uterus, Salome, Poetry Quarterly, Writing Tomorrow and Rattle. Her first chapbook, The Girl of My Dreams, is forthcoming in spring 2015 from Dancing Girl Press. The author serves as co-editor at Kind of a Hurricane Press.
Kind of a Hurricane Press
I Know but for the Morning
the night would never end, the birds
would go on nesting, beaks nuzzled
into feathered wingpits. The television
would not crack into being, electric
blue practicing the art of interruption.
The frozen mouse would never be found
buried deep inside the dog food,
too easy to climb into, impossible to escape.
The snow would never melt, and December
would remain suspended in thanksgiving.