Gifts

Sweet smell of rot from
crab apples smashed
on the driveway, burst
blisters quivering
with flies,
    swatted by
August's swelter, each
passerby seems wrapped
in a clammy web,
the frayed
tissue of yesterday's fog
lingering in their eyes;
    when
will the ants come
to dismantle what's left,
carry it all away,
ransacked trophies,
offerings for
a brooding queen.

 
 Ron Czerwien

Ron Czerwien

Ron Czerwien is the owner of Avol’s Books LLC. His poems have appeared online and in print journals. Ron serves as Treasurer on the board of The Council for Wisconsin Writers. A chapbook of his poems, A Little Rain, A Little More, is forthcoming from Bent Paddle Press