Carotenuto Page 2

Now prison-hard yard birds
battle bateaux
at the sticky Collision Bend
of the burning river
become the Styx aflame
Destroyers ram Cruiser

for choosing not to love
my guilty eyes now unremming
blind to life
finally blind
to that bravest
divinest vision destination
blind for good.

Vincent Carotenuto has published poetry in Whiskey Island Magazine, Red Owl Magazine, and Pudding Magazine. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio.