Joe 1

The Fish I Catch

by Joseph Lisowski

Beyond blue
Sky
Ocean

Is the dark
I love.
I live

For eternity’s
Endless
Beginnings.

My kaleidoscope
Before dim light
Is a mirror

Where I
As a lover
Look best.

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Joseph Lisowski has taught at several colleges and universities, most notably, Duquesne University, Point Park College, The University of the Virgin Islands (St. Thomas serves as the setting for his 3 published detective fiction novels), J.Sargeant Reynolds Community College, and Elizabeth City State University. Among his many awards and grants, he received the UNC Board of Governors Teacher of the Year award (2013-2014). Individual works in magazines and journals are too numerous to mention, but he has had 21 chapbooks of poetry published.