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Author: Gregg Mosson
Location: Baltimore, Maryland

diamond icon Gregg Mosson is the author of a book of nature poetry, Season of Flowers and Dust (Goose River Press, 2007), and editor of Poems Against War: Music & Heroes (Wasteland Press). He has an MA from the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars, and lives and work in Baltimore, Maryland. Visit him at www.greggmosson.com.



S.U.V. With Landscape

He polishes, buffs.
They were wrong. Spring spawns through hard
ground. Who’s on top now?

Highways ribboning
the land are paved with crushed rose.
Monoshaped summery

malls beckon; birds mass
by windows. As he drives, droves
blink back through mirrors.

I’ll pass all. The slow,
recurring workweek small-talks
to mounting Fridays—

Each dawn he revs his
private war, tanks past surnamed
cul-de-sacs, eats lunch

disgorged from packets,
programs data terminals.
At home, the news says:

        Ripe bombers harrow the earth;
        they sow the earth with pebbles of dream,
        and open arms aria
        to be lifted, and roses
        are rising into the sky,
        ushering past porous clouds
        like tears from unshed tears.





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