Steve Kronen: a poem



Professor Arnold's Picnic


Olive, Lettuce, Beetroot,

Tuna,

Nut,

Ther-


mos of a fine French ennui,

the sun going down.

Thunder.



Steve Kronen's collections are Homage to Mistress Oppenheimer, Splendor, and Empirical Evidence. He is a librarian in Miami, where he lives with his wife, novelist Ivonne Lamazares.

The poem here is from a new manuscript, Gimme That, Don't Smite Me. He can be reached at www.stevekronen.com.