“[In deep winter was]” by Brian Horner

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A Subway Station, 1912, New York Public Library
In deep winter was
a homeless man in a Chicago alley
found dead in a pool of ice
His black sneakers sticking up
from under the frozen glass
It was three days after the first 911 call
before police finally arrived
to chisel him out
He had white socks

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Brian Horner is an elementary school teacher in Naperville, Illinois and also the founder of Kid Innovation College, which offers academic enrichment education for students in the surrounding areas.  He writes a range of material including poetry, children’s fiction and nonfiction, screenplays, and has had his work appear most recently in issues of Forth Magazine and Tuck Magazine.  He also enjoys playing soccer, grilling out, and eating terribly.