May 13, 2009 / Creative Writing
I watched Rebel Without a Cause on TV late one college night when I learned …
October 21, 2008
The Windsor Report, 10/18/04
The toppling wakes me
from sleep, that sweet retreat
to denial, the state that makes it
easier to dismiss destruction. Open eyes
collect dust, allow the beams in
near the iris, adjust the view
dramatically. When pretenses come down,
everything’s a window
for catastrophic collapse
but also Light.
Look, you can see
the sun just to the right
of the wrecking ball.
Marjorie Maddox is Director of Creative Writing at Lock Haven University. She has 8 collections of poetry and over 280 published poems, short stories, and essays. Maddox is also the co-editor of Common Wealth: Contemporary Poets on Pennsylvania. She has received numerous awards for her writing and has two children’s books forthcoming from Boyds Mills Press. She lives in Williamsport, PA, with her husband and two children.