The Mystery of Rosebud
–On a tenth viewing of Citizen Kane
The screen fills with fire, and the heat
that lick at the black and white screen
A workman tosses another load
which is where we are,
A friendless death, a boyhood lost,
but what confounds us
how Rosebud was consumed by time,
David Salner’s second book, Working Here, was published by Minnesota State University’s Rooster Hill Press in 2010. His poetry appears in recent issues of The Iowa Review, Poetry Daily, and Threepenny Review. Chapters from his novel about hard-rock miners in the Old West are appearing in Cottonwood. He worked for 25 years as an iron ore miner, steelworker, and general laborer.
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