Mike Puican (poetry, ’09): Mike’s poems appear online at the Jet Fuel Literary Review.

Through Slender Branches
Storm Clouds Scatter to Reveal
a New Winter Moon

Three men in black wool
winter coats—ankle-length, waist-
tied and buttoned down—

stand holding hand rails
while staring at transit signs,
their phones, the woman

who is sitting and
gazing out the window. She’s
also dressed in black.

The windows darken
as the train descends into
the subway tunnel.

Overhead a sky-
blue bank ad in which a boy
in yellow shorts beams.

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