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Jordan Davis
Born in 1970, Jordan Davis is the author of a poetry collection and many reviews and essays about poetry...
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Beach Poems
that they were at the beach [excerpt]
by Leslie Scalapino
Beach Glass
by Amy Clampitt
Beach Walk
by Henri Cole
Dover Beach
by Matthew Arnold, read by David Kirby
Fabliau of Florida
by Wallace Stevens
On the Beach at Night Alone
by Walt Whitman
The Walrus and the Carpenter
by Lewis Carroll
With Kit, Age 7, at the Beach
by William Stafford
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Toothpaste Kids Sunburn

by Jordan Davis

I tell you I will not make any more raids,
The elusive going-elsewhere motherboard 

An electrical sound marking stretches 
Afternoon is carving into the wood of us,

That's our modern way of saline allegory—
To make gods of times of day. I won't 

Cooperate with this love that steals itself 
Into a brand name, preferring to abandon 

Like feathers or a rocket stage the moves 
Traffic up till now couldn't touch. That's me,

That warm breath dying on the neck,
The only chain they couldn't save in the fire 

Everybody but the Buddha called  
A day at the beach.

Copyright © 2011 by Jordan Davis. Used with permission by the author.
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