A Brooklyn Night in July
In the street below two gangs
pierce soft places where flesh had been
while here on the tar-papered tenement roof
we give ourselves away to each other
like a fresh wound sealed
by the cold black bandage of night.
Charles Ghigna (Canopic Publishing 2019)
Charles Ghigna is the author of more than 100 books for children and adults. His poems appear in hundreds of textbooks, anthologies, and magazines — from the New Yorker and Harper's to Cricket and Highlights. For more info, please visit FatherGoose.com and Charles's page at The Poetry Foundation.