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After Newtown: Baltimore Poet Ann Eichler Kolakowski Remembers

1 Written by: | Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013 11:30am

angel

We turn off the news and drive

through Baltimore Cemetery

to search for your ancestors,

but all I see are angels

perched

on crumbling marble:

think of the cost

of each small body

reaching

for the unseen—

names once carved

in relief

now

invisible.

**

I learned to read

in Mrs. Bailey’s classroom—

letters assembled

into meaning,

took wings.

**

Think: how great

the wages of sin—

no, not sin. No

explanation for this.

The clay of language fails

to mold a proper

vessel

for our grief.

After Newtown

Ann Eichler Kolakowski recently completed the M.A. in Writing Program at the Johns Hopkins University. Her first book of poems, Persistence, which chronicles the story of the lost mill town of Warren, Maryland, will be published by David Robert Books in 2014. (She took the photograph.)

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  • faye rivkin

    Ms. Kolakowski – You know how much I adore your poetry! I’m so happy when others get to experience it as well. Love this piece.



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