I lack the rigor of a lightning bolt, the weight of an anchor. I am frayed where it would be highly useful— and this I feel perpetually—to make a point. I think if I can concentrate I might turn sharp. Only, I don't know how to concentrate— I know only the look of someone concentrating, indistinguishable from
Dan Chiasson's fourth book of poems, Bicentennial, was published in 2014 by Knopf. He teaches at Wellesley College.