Poems Niederngasse Issue 84 - January 2008

Lori Romero

A romance passed through them,
a small town twister that left
the smell of old water in pipes.  Knee-deep
in quiet, they salvage what they can.
Coverless books, coffeemaker,
wristwatch.  Noise from a couple
in the next apartment sweeps
around the emptying room like a rasp of wind. 

Lori Romero's short screenplay, Strange Saints, won the Manhattan Short Film Festival's Screenplay Competition.  Her chapbook, Wall to Wall, was published by Finishing Line Press.  Her poetry and short stories have been published in more than sixty journals and anthologies, and she was just nominated for a second Pushcart Prize. email: lori@tarecords.com