In Search of Meaning – Jan Wiezorek

Wordsmiths and metaphorists
forsake the salty boulevard
that regional artists painted.
They slip into negative space,
on the margins of hibernating elms,
where wild tangles of denuded berry bushes
huddle them in private places.
Except when purity forces them
to speak from the gut of rubber soles,
they wipe their hands across ancient fenders,
and strip themselves of intention,
allowing only opacity to explain.
They are the ones who write us all
into wrestle holds
and hug us rigid until
their meanings
feel for ruddy tracks,
their worshiping twisted up
under each cathedral of trees.
JWiezorekJan Wiezorek divides his time between Chicago and Barron Lake, Michigan. His poetry is forthcoming at The London Magazine and Schuylkill Valley Journal online, and Jan is author of Awesome Art Projects That Spark Super Writing (Scholastic, 2011). He has taught writing at St. Augustine College, Chicago, and he holds a master’s degree in English Composition/Writing from Northeastern Illinois University.