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“‘You Are in Nearly Every Future’ is a long poem that has been used in a number of collaborative multimedia projects. The poem itself is drunk on landscape and the noise of time, and how they never finish.”
Noah Falck

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.

Copyright © 2015 by Noah Falck. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on August 28, 2015, by the Academy of American Poets.

Copyright © 2015 by Noah Falck. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on August 28, 2015, by the Academy of American Poets.

Noah Falck

Noah Falck

Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012).

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Tonight the wind is in your voice.
And the gods are nervous
about the drinking water.
Someone hijacks the background
with three simple dance moves.
Or maybe the clouds
paused on the television
set during a ball game.
The silence inside
the photograph
of you eating

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We live in the most fortunate of times. And
who’s to blame? Our moods like the four
seasons in a tinted window overlooking a
bank robbery. Everyone is raising children
on cable television, on leashes, on the slot
machines that have become our elegies. We
live other