This face has changed,

angelic to angled,


but do not doubt

what I can do,


the lightness

of an ax in my hand.


Mr. President, ex-lovers–



These words can cut

whatever I catch.




Isaiah Vianese is author of the poetry collection, Men and Music. His poems and book reviews have appeared in AssaracusBlue Collar Review, The Fourth RiverLambda Literary, Moon City Review, and Rattle. He is also author of the chapbook, Stopping on the Old Highway (Recycled Karma Press 2009) and a book for kids. He lives in New York City, where he teaches writing. For more information, please check out his blog at: ivianesefromyes.blogspot.com.