Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

The New World

You can’t take it with you, my mother says

Who I am was almost lost overseas
in atrocity I claim no understanding of

Many leave home
for the next generation

There are heirloom tomatoes for all
with no worldly possessions to pass down

Mark Danowsky bio (2)Mark Danowsky’s poetry has appeared in Right Hand Pointing, Shot Glass Journal, Third Wednesday, and elsewhere. Mark is originally from the Philadelphia area, but currently resides in North-Central West Virginia. He works for a private detective agency and is Managing Editor for the Schuylkill Valley Journal. You can connect with him on Twitter: @MarkDanowsky

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  1. This poem resonates the struggle and loss of countless refugees, little ones drowned before they make it to shore …

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