The Adirondack Review
Aubade


                                                 I never had the courage
     to carve our initials into keystones       to tell you how beautiful you looked
        to brace battered bridge arches       charting open water
under slow rumble storm cloud       with an armada at your sides
       separating the I and U in disgust       and every tragic hero
                                                 smoldering in your wake.


















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MICHAEL SARNOWSKI earned his MFA from Vanderbilt University, where he was a recent recipient of The Academy of American Poets Prize. His poetry has been published by The Broken Plate, The Honey Land Review, and Write Bloody Publishing.
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poemsThe St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems
The St. Lawrence Book Award for a first collection of short stories or poems