Winter Film

a church marquee says
Monday Dinner:
No Dinner

in front of it a lone
rigor-mortised mitten

reaches towards the soy bean fields and barns,
the camera rolls:

Iowa
Minnesota
Kansas
Illinois

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Mark Jackley

Mark Jackley is the author of several poetry collections, most recently On the Edge of a Very Small Town, available free by emailing chineseplums@gmail.com. His poems have appeared in Sugar House Review, Fifth Wednesday, Natural Bridge, Timberline Review, and other journals. He lives in Purcellville, Virginia.