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from “You Are in Nearly Every Future”

About this Poem 

“‘You Are in Nearly Every Future’ is a long poem that has been used in a number of collaborative multimedia projects. The poem itself is drunk on landscape and the noise of time, and how they never finish.”
Noah Falck

from “You Are in Nearly Every Future”

Noah Falck

The sounds of summer leave
your lungs mid-autumn.
Gulls rebuild the sky.
It’s more or less a spectacle.
With a gauze of dark circles
under your eyes, you watch
the whole world take a rain check.
The clouds overlap until nightfall
and you twiddle your thumbs
at everyone’s mid-life crisis.
The moon blinks inside
out and no one notices.
You do all the talking.
The city lights acting as your voice.

Copyright © 2015 by Noah Falck. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on August 28, 2015, by the Academy of American Poets.

Copyright © 2015 by Noah Falck. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on August 28, 2015, by the Academy of American Poets.

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