“The Cleaning” contains a collection of images, imaginings, and happenings I experienced one day about a month ago. I felt extremely lucky that day: that I could get my teeth cleaned, that I could travel safely through wilderness, that I had loving friends, and that I could imagine so much more than I could perceive. It hasn’t always been that way, and who knows what the future holds.
John Sieracki can be found in Amherst puttering around, writing, acting, cooking, biking, trail-running, and raising money for Mass Humanities. He received his MFA in poetry from UMass Amherst where he read for jubilat for several years. He’s a member of the Connecticut River Valley Poets Theater (CRVPT).