John Findura

GOOD QUESTION

She is sitting in a diner in my hometown
planning our high school reunion
She is waiting for me to return

I have never left, I will tell her
But where have you been? she will say

That is a good question

I have been slowly building myself
committing quiet repairs that I don’t talk about

I have been having prophetic dreams of water

She will give me a list of old classmates who have died
I will not read it

The water will take everyone anyway

John Findura is the author of the poetry collection Submerged (ELJ, 2018). He holds an MFA from The New School as well as a degree in psychotherapy. His poetry and criticism appear in numerous journals including Verse, Fourteen Hills, Copper Nickel, Pleiades, Forklift Ohio, Sixth Finch, Prelude, and Rain Taxi. A guest blogger for The Best American Poetry, he lives in Northern New Jersey with his wife and daughters.




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