I cut the orange in two and the two parties are not equal. I watch the driveway, study irregularities in market fluctuation, the bird humming at the feeder. It’s colder than yesterday. Very dark. I’ve been here now two years and haven’t received a letter. One hour of sleep before
Brett Fletcher Lauer
Brett Fletcher Lauer received an MFA from Saint Mary’s College in 2007. He is the author of the memoir Fake Missed Connections: Divorce, Online Dating, and Other Failures (Soft Skull, 2016) and A Hotel in Belgium (Four Way Books, 2014). Lauer is the deputy director of the Poetry Society of America and the poetry editor of A Public Space. He lives in New York City.