Joe Zendarski

[in the pines…]

in  the  pines running  roots and  moon running
roots  and  moan  running  dirt  shadow worms
now   mud   running   needle   red   bug  worms
begin  eat  shit eat         shit  the pines running
back  branch  sap  in  the  pines  running  warm
darkness  brown  throat  brown  quart  running
tar  heart  end pine end worm worm bone snap
branch sap teeth hound

Joe Zendarski lives in Oxford, Mississippi. He has worked as a dishwasher, a day laborer, a landscaper, and a carpenter. He is currently pursuing an MFA at the University of Mississippi.