CONGREGATION 

Carry it to grass,
and stage it on concrete.

A bird wings the surface.
She finds a crotch

and layers it
with strings.

We swivel southwest,
and the statue turns alien.

It shares its picnic
with the homeless.

Fixed angels minister to its welds.
This one carries a leaf.

We walk around for full effect.
Our open mouths began this story.

An American Robin picks at  
the clay from our faces

chapped with queries
and dehydration.  

On the spot we walk upon,
we cannot recall

where to place
the shape where fear lives.


JAN WIEZOREK has taught writing at St. Augustine College, Chicago, and his poetry has appeared or is forthcoming at The London Magazine, Southern Pacific Review, Better Than Starbucks, Scarlet Leaf Review, Bindweed Magazine, Straylight Literary Magazine, Literary Juice, Elsewhere, FIVE:2:ONE, Random Sample, Squawk Back, Tuck Magazine, Panoplyzine, and Schuylkill Valley Journal. He is author of Awesome Art Projects That Spark Super Writing (Scholastic, 2011) and holds a master's degree in English Composition/Writing from Northeastern Illinois University, Chicago. Visit him at janwiezorek.weebly.com.