Arlene Weiner is a member of Pittsburgh Poetry Exchange and Squirrel Hill Poetry Workshop. Her poems have appeared in the Paterson Literary Review, Pleiades, and Poet Lore, have been anthologized, and have been heard on The Writer’s Almanac. Ragged Sky Press published two collections of her poems, Escape Velocity (2006) and City Bird (2016). Arlene was awarded a residence at the MacDowell Colony. She also writes plays.

Fern Hollow Bridge

The high bridge carries a roadway out of town,an earlier generation’s pride and wonder,emblem of man’s ambition. From belowon the park path, it’s an iron rainbow, a sky that booms with ungiving thunder above a shallow stream that gave no graceto the promising son who did himself to deathchoosing to break himself on the dusty path. …

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