04/13/2013

This red umbrella points West
      but I will not hold it. I will hold a         branch
and I will never turn around
     to see what I have done.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

The painting which inspires the poem can be seen here.

BIO:

Sandra Simonds is the author of Warsaw Bikini (Bloof Books, 2009) and Mother Was a Tragic Girl (Cleveland State, 2012).
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