Howard Winn / Poetry Fall, 2015

 

HOWARD WINN

 

DUNKIN’

Doughnuts,
or their corporate alter ego,
have purchased an abandoned
old church
in South Portland Maine
whose congregation seems
to have vanished into
some other sphere
where a building is no
longer necessary,
or something like that.
Now the question is whether
to tear down the holy building
consecrated in the faithful past,
or pour the coffee
and sell the pastries
from the sacred nave and fount,
Just a thought but
would the caffeinated beverage
and the sweet stickiness of donut
pass for the secular version
of the wine and wafer?

FOUND OR LOST IN QUANTUM MECHANICS

Why
is there
something
instead
of
nothing?
Will
string theory
give us
the answer?
Will
it all
matter?
What
is the
matter?
Matter
of
fact,
we wonder.


HW picHoward Winn’s
poetry and fiction has been published recently in Dalhousie Review, Galway Review, Taj Mahal Review, Descant (Canada), Antigonish Review, Southern Humanities Review, Chaffin Review, Evansville Review, and Blueline. He has a B. A. from Vassar College and an M. A. from the Stanford University Writing Program. He is a Professor of English at the State University of New York.

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