Mark J. Mitchell – Day Ends

Day Ends

Muscles, stretched and tied
by blind sea scouts
are fighting with bones
that have been dug up
by clumsy archeologists.

The sun is patting
the bay goodnight
right under its bridge.
It comforts your body.


Mark J. Mitchell was born in Chicago and grew up in southern California. His latest poetry collection, Roshi San Francisco, was just published by Norfolk Publishing. Starting from Tu Fu was recently published by Encircle Publications.

He is very fond of baseball, Louis Aragon, Miles Davis, Kafka and Dante. He lives in San Francisco with his wife, the activist and documentarian, Joan Juster where he made his marginal living pointing out pretty things. Now, like everyone else, he’s unemployed.

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