Poetry / Poets

Rockville by Marianne Szlyk

On Friday afternoon,
young skaters circle the rink,
performing winter
for the parents
and pedestrians.

Meanwhile ornamental kale,
white and purple,
beneath the black locust trees.
Their leaves shrivel and harden
but do not drop.
Just like Christmas lights,
they hang on
in the afternoon’s warm, gray sheen.

On the other side of the
six-story brick buildings
that would be walkups
in Paris,
wind sweeps down the pike
snow and ice.
is no performance here.



5 thoughts on “Rockville by Marianne Szlyk

  1. Marianne is an associate professor of English at Montgomery College in Rockville, MD. Her poems have appeared in The Antigonish Review, Linden Avenue Literary Journal, Aberration Labyrinth, Eos: The Creative Context, and Atrium.

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