A Change in Weather

A Change in Weather, Late December by Michael H. Brownstein

A Change in Weather, Late December

then a cold rain slipped in,
a cavalry of cloud entering the carnival late,
gun powder and iron, industrial waste,
noise within noise, ugly and belligerent:

First there is a crack in the bat,
then the jeers as the outfielder fumbles the ball,
and finally the winning run from first base crosses home–

and still the storm does not subside,
the air thickening with frost.
Earth closes rank and the clash of clouds bleed out.

<strong>Michael H. Brownstein</strong>
Michael H. Brownstein

Michael H. Brownstein has been widely published throughout the small and literary presses. His work has appeared in The Café Review, American Letters and Commentary, Skidrow Penthouse, Xavier Review, Hotel Amerika, Free Lunch, Meridian Anthology of Contemporary Poetry, The Pacific Review and others.

In addition, he has nine poetry chapbooks including A Period of Trees (Snark Press, 2004), What Stone Is (Fractal Edge Press, 2005), and Firestorm: A Rendering of Torah (Camel Saloon Press, 2012). His latest volumes of poetry, A Slipknot to Somewhere Else (2018) and How Do We Create Love? (2019), were recently released (Cholla Needles Press).

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