Sunday, October 24, 2010

On the Thames

On the Thames

love the open sky
loathe salt water
take the oar from the man
with the conifer beard
and fennel bulb nose --
right at the fork
goes to London and windmills beyond
left takes me home
to Ferris wheels --
I have lost my way.

--John Sobieck studied creative writing at Bemidji State University and Oxford University. He has been published in "Rivers Meeting" and "The Lowestoft Chronicle" and is a former editor of "Dust and Fire" and "New Voices". He currently serves as an editorial intern at Milkweed Editions in Minneapolis,Minnesota.

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