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Ben Purkert

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Ben Purkert

Ben Purkert is the author of For the Love of Endings (Four Way Books, 2018). He teaches creative writing at Rutgers University–New Brunswick and lives in Brooklyn. 

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The bumper sticker says Live In The Moment! on a Jeep
that cuts me off. I’m working to forget it, to let go
of everything but the wheel in my hands,
as a road connects two cities without forcing them
to touch. When I drive by something, does it sway
toward me or away? Does it slip into the past
or dance
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