Median Memorial for Homeless Man Hit by Car

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March 21, 2021 by The Citron Review

by Zebulon Huset

 

after Kay Ryan

A wilted
dollar store
bouquet tilted
atop the green
traffic cone.

Empty
pint bottle,
gelato jug
upcycled
to coin cup.

Accidental
attendees each
leave a wake
behind with
their green light.

Bereft,
the solo
cone
won’t be
refreshed.

 

Zebulon Huset is a teacher, writer and photographer living in San Diego. His writing has appeared in Meridian, The Southern Review, Fence, Rosebud, Atlanta Review and Texas Review among others. He publishes the writing blog Notebooking Daily, edits the journal Coastal Shelf and recommends journals at TheSubmissionWizard.com

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