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  November 2019
volume 16 number 2
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William Allegrezza
November 2019
   

 

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    William Allegrezza edits the e-zine Moria and teaches at Indiana University Northwest. He has previously published many poetry books, including Step Below: Selected Poems 2000-2015, In the Weaver's Valley, Ladders in July, Fragile Replacements, Collective Instant, Aquinas and the Mississippi (with Garin Cycholl), Covering Over, and Densities, Apparitions; two anthologies, The City Visible: Chicago Poetry for the New Century and La Alteración del Silencio: Poesía Norteamericana Reciente; seven chapbooks, including Sonoluminescence (co-written with Simone Muench) and Filament Sense (Ypolita Press); and many poetry reviews, articles, and poems. He founded and curated series A, a reading series in Chicago, from 2006-2010.

   

 

Cut

it started with a burning car and
continued through the random clicks
and aches of our building. we turn
as an i and sort through old images
for sounds that still play, that still
dive around a core that we know,
we know that much is lost
of the stories we could speak together,
so we must admit we are on
different tracks with heroes and villains
just a small number of us share.
we recognize the cutting and the floor,
the types moving in profile, and we
talk and talk to keep speaking so
that we can.

                    Out somewhere are
waters we remember with
clear hope that they remember us though
they do not. Memory is what makes
us a culture, so we are becoming a
pile, not a people. Dante warned us about
the factions, yet we have forgotten him,
have labeled such works as unproductive
for our future citizens--moloch is here,
and we are in him with eyes down to
screens that burn us out.

copyright 2019 William Allegrezza