DRIVING HOME AFTER BEING STOOD UP

 

What looks like fingers

reaching from the dark

pool of asphalt for the

bright swelling moon

is what’s left of a bird

smeared on the road.

 

 


Ariel Francisco is the author of All My Heroes Are Broke (C&R Press, 2017) and Before Snowfall, After Rain (Glass Poetry Press, 2016). Born in the Bronx to Dominican and Guatemalan parents, he completed his MFA at Florida International University in Miami. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Academy of American Poets, The American Poetry Review, Best New Poets 2016, Gulf Coast, Washington Square, and elsewhere. He lives and teaches in South Florida.