The McKinley Review Magazine

Under the Sign of Water

By: Marianne Szlyk | Posted on: March 2018

A canopy of clouds

hangs above.  Mist rises from acid-

green lawns.  Grasses bloom and sway,

a second fence.  Oval pools form

on the broken sidewalk.  Brilliant leaves

block out any shreds of blue

sky or weak sun.

Marianne Szlyk is a professor of English and Reading at Montgomery College.  She also edits The Song Is... a blog-zine for poetry and prose inspired by music (especially jazz).   Her full-length book, On the Other Side of the Window, is now available on Amazon. Her poems have appeared in of/with, bird's thumb, Loch Raven Review, Cactifur, Mad Swirl, Setu, Solidago, Red Bird Chapbook's Weekly Read, Mermaid Mirror, and Resurrection of a Sunflower, an anthology of work responding to Vincent Van Gogh's art.   She invites you to stop by her blog-zine and perhaps even submit some poems: http://thesongis.blogspot.com.