Amy Barone’s latest poetry collection, We Became Summer, from New York Quarterly Books, was released in 2018. She wrote chapbooks Kamikaze Dance (Finishing Line Press) and Views from the Driveway (Foothills Publishing.) Barone’s poetry has appeared in Live Mag!, Local Knowledge, Paterson Literary Review, Sensitive Skin, and Standpoint (UK), among other publications. Barone spent five years in Milan as Italian correspondent for Women's Wear Daily and Advertising Age. She belongs to PEN America Center and the brevitas online poetry community. From Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, she lives in New York City.
Cahows re-emerged on Bermuda’s Nonsuch Island
after a three-hundred-year absence. They thrive amid
native flora, wildlife, and limited access to man.
Tangier Island in the middle of Chesapeake Bay
supplies the world...
Furtively, I watch him wipe
blood from tracks on his arm
before I leave for Palm Sunday Mass.
He swore he didn’t — only pot,
which he grows in a closet.
Still. Leaving wasn’t going to be easy....
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