I keep this little birdhouse on my desk
to remind me
I am—as so many are—

one paycheck shy of seeking charity.

Look: two windows:
both of them for flying in.

Tony Leuzzi’s books of poetry include Radiant Losses (New Sins Press 2010) and The Burning Door (Tiger Bark Press 2014). In 2012, BOA Editions released Passwords Primeval, Leuzzi’s interviews with twenty American poets. He writes literary criticism and book reviews for The Brooklyn Rail.