Rib Mountain, Wisconsin

We drive past Rib Mountain,
the highest in a flat state—

sometimes fog mists
its side. Or rain

makes it look like a dark
green ship. Today

the sun, a carpenter,
builds a gold room at the top.


originally appeared in Dogwood Journal (2005)

Published by

Kenneth Pobo

Kenneth Pobo has six full-length collections of poetry and, including Ice And Gaywings, twenty chapbooks. His latest book, from Blue Light Press, is called Bend Of Quiet, and Booking Rooms in the Kuiper Belt is forthcoming from Urban Farmhouse Press. Ken began writing at age fifteen. He teaches creative writing and English at Widener University in Chester, Pennsylvania. He and his partner and two cats enjoy gardening, music, and the Wisconsin Northwoods. Catch Ken’s radio show, Obscure Oldies, on Saturdays from 6:00-8:30 pm EST at WDNR 89.5 FM.