Carolyn Krieg   © 2013 All Rights Reserved

Pizza Parlor

I love it
like the classical Chinese
loved the high mountains,
clouded by birds—often
legions of Blue Tits.

Pepperoni falls down
the gorge of my heart
like red maple leaves
and slivers of the moon
into a porcelain blue river.

I exaggerate
like all those in love—
sitting at my blue table
with the concubines of cheese,
shameless and happy.


Tim Suermondt
Copyright © 2013  

Tim Suermondt is the author of two full-length collections, Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance, and Just Beautiful. He has published poems in Poetry, Georgia Review, Blackbird, Able Muse, Prairie Schooner, PANK, Bellevue Literary Review and Stand Magazine (U.K.). He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.

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