Black and bitter as licorice, quiet as bare
feet on pavement, cold as forgotten machinery,
and temporary as an 8 o'clock daylight streak
brushing a child's face.
Dom Fonce is an undergrad English major at Youngstown State University. His work has been published in, or is forthcoming in, Junto Magazine, The Tishman Review, 3Elements Literary Review, Obra/Artifact, COG, Blacklist Journal, Ohio's Best Emerging Poets: An Anthology, West Texas Literary Review, GNU Journal, Fourth and Sycamore, Great Lakes Review, and elsewhere. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.