an on-line poetry magazine
for the 21st century
Armchair microclimate edges the calendar
closer to buttonhole freedom;
strawberry daybreak laces
the benchmark sunspot skyline
with early risers and backdrop morning glory,
a lifeboat gridiron of perfect Sundays
conjured by goose-bone divination
tugging on the wishbone of a bounce back season.
Selected as one of New York’s best emerging poets in 2019 and nominated for a 2020 Pushcart Prize, Wayne Mennecke is also an award-winning science teacher at Islip High School where he teaches Science Research, AP Biology, and Anatomy & Physiology. His poetry has appeared in numerous online and print journals and the environmental anthology Fracture: Essays, Poems and Stories on Fracking in America. His chapbooks Pencils Down and Hypochondria recount his experiences teaching high school science on Long Island.