An American City

Author’s Note: I wrote this poem after the events in Baltimore.

The city slowly
withers and dies.
While the living
flow angry
in open streets.
To a new renaissance.
floating down the river
like a colorful leaf
on splattered sunshine.

Carl Scharwath's work has appeared internationally with over eighty publications selecting his poetry, short stories, essays or art photography. He won the National Poetry Contest award on behalf of Writers One Flight Up. His first poetry book “Journey To Become Forgotten” was published by Kind of a Hurricane Press. Read other articles by Carl.