Edytta Anna Wojnar
The Day the Light Went Out
The day began like any Sunday
in May, the golden sun round and fierce
in the sky, a halogen
bulb on a Command hook,
a cumulus swelling and growing
Put stones back into the sockets!
Snakes braid into a halo
and now she is
headless, heaving wrecked words.
On a copper cable, a broken fixture
hanged that sunny day in May.
Edytta Anna Wojnar emigrated from Poland and now lives with her husband in northern New Jersey. She is currently pursuing an MFA at William Paterson University. Her poems have appeared in Paterson Literary Review, Narrative Northeast, Edison Literary Review, Shot Glass Journal, Adanna, and other journals. She is the author of chapbooks Stories Her Hands Tell (2013) and Here and There (2014) published by Finishing Line Press.