Not a pig, not "donut munching
as a teenager once so eloquently oinked
while he directed traffic outside a
(At least according to Froissart.)
More like an aging Schwarzenegger.
In summer, a red, horseshoe-shaped halo
ringing his sunburned scalp,
he kneels shirtless by the pine fence
in Terminator pose, preparing an
against the eggplant ripened on the
Heavily muscled, his age-freckled arms
fill the small bushel silently,
Inside, he kisses my mother
as she goes to the cabinet for bread
Adam Hanover is a 27-year old poet originally from Buffalo, New York.
He is currently enrolled in the MFA program at Emerson College in Boston.
Adam is a previously unpublished poet.