Peter Longofono


Rain and its phantom sirens
overbrim, regressing. What
sounds remain won't

register in almost every case
but the stillest pools, upon
whose menisci a legendary
spider falsifies.

Science catalogues
the least mutter, ascribing
sweet aftermaths.

Twice the storm
outlasted my vigilance.

It broke all the vases in
the room in complete silence.

Peter Longofono

received his MFA from NYU, where he edited international content for Washington Square Review and served as a Goldwater Fellow. He was recently a co-host of the Graduate Poets Series at Cornelia St. Cafe in Manhattan.