Inside the News
Lawyers say it's a matter of free speech
on public property. Hearing this
I turn the radio up. I wait for names.
It's not like the infamous 15-minutes.
Remember hearing a joke you already knew?
Or that story your best friend tells
every stranger you meet? It's like that.
Dawn. One moment, you're outside—
the next? In the peripherals.
Mark Danowsky's poetry has appeared in Alba: A Journal of Short Poetry, Mobius: The Journal of Social Change, Red River Review, Right Hand Pointing, Snow Monkey and The New Verse News. His poem 5am Summer Storm won Imitation Fruit's "Animals and Their Human's" Contest, in 2013. He resides in Northwest Philadelphia and works for a private detective agency.