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Another year is coming to an end
but my old t-shirts will not be back—
the pea-green one from Trinity College,
gunked with streaks of lawnmower grease,
the one with orange bat wings
from Diamond Cavern, Kentucky,
without a trace.
After a two-day storm I wander the beach
admiring the ocean’s lack of attachment.
I huddle beneath a seashell,
lonely as an exile.
My sadness is the sadness of water fountains.
My sadness is as ordinary as these gulls
importuning for Cheetos or scraps
of peanut butter sandwiches.
Feed them a single crust
and they will never leave you alone.
|August 02, 2014||Work||Emma Lazarus|
|December 31, 2015||Work||Sally Bliumis-Dunn|
|August 02, 2013||Wonder Cabinet||Tina Chang|
|February 07, 2015||Wonder and Joy||Robinson Jeffers|
|May 16, 2011||Woman in Front of Poster of Herself||Alice Notley|
|February 22, 2011||Wolf Cento||Simone Muench|
|September 30, 2010||Witness||Forrest Gander|
|March 25, 2011||Without Discussion||Samuel Amadon|
|December 27, 2014||Within the Circuit of this Plodding Life||Henry David Thoreau|
|June 18, 2014||With Passing Wonder I Notice the Tracks of an Animal||David Biespiel|