portrait of a wound
charred bungalows line the block like
black teeth in rotted gums
of men who have walked by
since before the city burned
Rosie DeSantis is an actress, theater-maker, aspiring organizer, Detroiter, and recent graduate of the Experimental Theater Wing at New York University. Her poetry has thus far been published in American Chordata, Linden Avenue, Crabfat Magazine, and Words Apart.