Michael Ceraolo

Michael Ceraolo is a 63-year-old retired firefighter/paramedic and active poet who has had two full-length books (Euclid Creek, from Deep Cleveland Press; 500 Cleveland Haiku, from Writing Knights Press) published, and has two more full-length books, Euclid Creek Book Two and Lawyers, Guns, and Money, in the publication pipeline.

And so
some dreams will merely be delayed a year,
some dreams will be realized ahead of schedule,
some dreams will be deferred, perhaps permanently,

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she bowed her head and turned it away
from where the flag had been raised 
as the Soviet national anthem played

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