one day
a year
the sky turns
violet
motorcycle
exhaust floats
up and dissolves
against a hard sun
they rev their
engines until
their eyes turn to
coal
the
missing brothers
on the black wall
are still
gone

Image credit:Troy Tolley

Maria Mazzenga writes poetry from her home in Arlington, Virginia.  She's collaborated on four books of art and poetry with Roger Doyle, and has had poetry published most recently in The Amethyst Review, The Bitchin' Kitsch, and Eyedrum Periodically.