The Modernization Process Has Begun
Don Pomerantz



Hebrew alphabet garden

on the outskirts of the sun


a suburban flame language

clocks in reverse


the desert is in remission

jungles now gone halcyon


myth birds swarm

like oceans of haloed hair


whose fluffed

encapsulations burst


inside the bedroom

window glass


the wheels of your eyes

spin us through foreign languages


gone backwards

daylight breaks out all over us


we are an infant planet

about to speak first words





After much time in Western New England, Don Pomerantz now lives in New York City where he is a special education teacher in the Lower East Side. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Washington Square, Failbetter, New Plains Review, Eclectica, Convergence, Stylus Poetry Journal, Common Ground Review, and elsewhere.