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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.
|April 22, 2008||Sleep Door||Kazim Ali|
|April 23, 2008||After the Movie||Marie Howe|
|April 24, 2008||Balance||Adam Zagajewski|
|April 25, 2008||Dangerous for Girls||Connie Voisine|
|April 26, 2008||Untitled [To see this evil from its core]||Philip Lamantia|
|April 27, 2008||In cold spring air||Reginald Gibbons|
|April 28, 2008||Stupid University Job||Sharon Mesmer|
|April 29, 2008||Her Body Like a Lantern Next to Me||John Rybicki|
|April 30, 2008||Shampoo & Sponge Bath||J. W. Marshall|
|May 01, 2008||May Day||Phillis Levin|