Weekend Showcase: Anthony DiMartino (Poet)

28 Mar


Every Friday, 1 creative, letting their work speak for itself.



Anthony DiMartino


Homeward Bound


We would sit in my backyard in the city
On a small patch of green,
Eating Kentucky Fried Chicken and
Staring upward where
Airplanes flew over the blissful sky itself
Breaching the atmosphere and
What was left of the ozone layer, too,
And then they left Earth and flew to
Where they rendezvoused with Martians
Who were willing to help the airplanes find their way home
And all the while the food was great on Mars,
But never as good as the KFC we ate
And the Martians were quite friendly and charitable,
Despite their different customs
And the airplanes
Lost and lonely in space
Cried homesick tears and fought back suicide,
While thinking of KFC, family, friends, and the city that they loved,
Because from Mars they observed
Beautiful azure Earth from a distance
How insignificant they seemed from this view,
Living on a pale blue dot in space,
With the sky an endless dream
Of confusion and discovery,
Then the Martians arrived with directions,
And the airplanes
Descended to Earth as swiftly as Usain Bolt on the track,
Only to rest on a greasy runway in America
But you could barely hear the planes descending
Noise polluted the airwaves
And Andrew and I awoke to see the airplanes
Still flying above us in the free sky,
As we sat down on the small patch of green,
And heard the yelling, the shouting, and
The dream-breaking sounds of the city



Anthony DiMartino is an English student attending Quinnipiac University, who enjoys writing fun and captivating poetry. He is a staff writer for The Quad News and keeps a creative writing blog. He also received an honorable mention in the Donald Hall Poetry Prize.





On Monday (31st)  we will be putting out the first of our Supporting Mental Health ‘Anxiety and Release’ Collaborations featuring artist Mat JimDog and poet Mina Polen. Do come back and take a look.

If you’d like to have a Weekend Showcase or take part in a collaboration do get in touch via the contact form on the What’s On page or by @ArtiPeeps. Thank you for your interest.


One Response to “Weekend Showcase: Anthony DiMartino (Poet)”

  1. Gill O March 28, 2014 at 12:25 pm #

    Great story, beautifully told.

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