AFTER MISTAKING THE MOTEL 6 SIGN FOR THE MOON BEHIND THE MAPLE TREES


Standing in the copper night

after a rainstorm,

ashamed I couldn’t tell the difference

in how the florescence paints

the autumn leaves, the real moon 

tucked somewhere behind a sign 

that assures me there’s no vacancy 

anywhere at this hour.


Eddie Krzeminski was born and raised in Naples, Florida. He is currently an MFA candidate at Florida International University where he is a reader for Gulf Stream magazine.