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Jay Balkany

Jay Balkany

Thomas Jay Balkany is the Hotchkiss Professor and Chairman Emeritus of Otolaryngology at the University of Miami. His poems have appeared in Flamenco and Pharos and he has authored 4 books and over 250 scientific publications. He lives with his wife Diane in Florida and Colorado.

After

the smoke clears
ashes cool
and men in skull caps
gather shredded body parts

cold blood clots in
dark sidewalk puddings
garnished with shards of
windshield and storefront
ball bearings  plastic  wire

chalk people find their awkward rest

 

 

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