borowicz potw


Meant to Be

The road a long ribbon
of rising dust
the roadside stand piled
with charred flatbread

who here can say
with any certainty

they weren’t meant
to be somewhere else
dressed in a stranger’s clothes


Karina Borowicz’s collection The Bees Are Waiting (2012) was selected by Franz Wright for the Marick Press Poetry Prize and has been named a Must-Read by the Massachusetts Center for the Book.  Her work has appeared widely in journals, and her translations have been featured in Poetry Daily.

To view other poems published in this issue please visit Vallum’s website.