Mark Allen Jenkins
The Snow Plow Driver
In between snowstorms, he paints,
thinks how the brush in his hand
is like the comma shaped plow
he pushes the cold blank black.
Everything he works so hard to remove
comes back here. So many shades
of white to cover his pine forest.
But right now, his palette is empty,
and there is so much traffic
racing across his black canvas.
Mark Allen Jenkins completed an MFA at Bowling Green State University. He is currently a PhD candidate at the University of Texas at Dallas where he serves as Poetry Editor for Reunion: The Dallas Review. His poetry has appeared in Memorious, minnesota review, Muse & Stone, South Dakota Review, and elsewhere.