a+bend press


Lisa Kovaleski
extraneous roses
19 pages


tail lights streak
black haze moving
red vantage
from this point
elevation perfect
outline of city nestled
in alluvial basin
pressing cut valley
surrounds mountain
ridges this night superimposes
backdrops of indigo
clean air washed from
storm bites lungs
everything in an instant
velocity of speed
point where bone
compacts with metal
road where spills
reflects glass sheets
northbound lights
no where near

Lisa Kovaleski lives in San Jose with her husband and two children. She co-edits the journal syllogism, and is a co-founder of Manifest Press.

She can be reached at LK4LISA@aol.com