Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois

Rumba propels us forward
and merengue

a ballroom dance
with a stiff-legged, limping step
best danced during earthquakes or hurricanes

or at funerals
or on the day one enters a mental hospital
not as an employee but the other thing

Mitchell Krochmalnik Grabois’ poems have appeared in hundreds of literary magazines in the U.S. and abroad. He is a regular contributor to The Prague Revue, and his novel, Two-Headed Dog, is based on his work as a clinical psychologist in a state hospital.