Madelyn Malgieri


Oh,   September

your gangly crawl, your towheaded

flirtations.    And the evening

light,   thinning.

August once spoke to me   in mealy

parables— leafed through me like

kindling           and tore into me

with its whetted stars, little   prickly

embers,   suckering like

lost candle-light, the warmth   wending

into the     September


Madelyn Malgieri is a freshman at SUNY Geneseo, where she studies English (literature). You will often find her in the local coffee shops with a good book and latte in hand.