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from “You Are in Nearly Every Future”
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.
|June 28, 2015||Prayer at Sunrise||James Weldon Johnson|
|June 27, 2015||This Much and More||Djuna Barnes|
|June 26, 2015||Still Life with Invisible Canoe||Idra Novey|
|June 25, 2015||Rooms Remembered||Laure-Anne Bosselaar|
|June 24, 2015||Postal||B. C. Edwards|
|June 23, 2015||Human Habitat||Alison Hawthorne Deming|
|June 22, 2015||The Jungle||Megan Fernandes|
|June 21, 2015||my father moved through dooms of love||E. E. Cummings|
|June 20, 2015||Leisure||Amy Lowell|
|June 19, 2015||Solstice||Tess Taylor|