then here is joy enough
for a city of the miserable.
If red is love’s color,
then here is red enough
for all the cups of the loveless.
Four-time Pushcart Prize and Best of the Net nominee J.R. Solonche has been publishing poems in magazines, journals, and anthologies since the early 70s. He is coauthor of PEACH GIRL: POEMS FOR A CHINESE DAUGHTER (Grayson Books) and author of BEAUTIFUL DAY, forthcoming from Deerbrook Editions.