If I see one more shred of pink rust come peeling off the face of this warehouse tonight. With my bouquet of railroad ties that I plucked from the Union Pacific who’ll witness me. When I’ve found the man who named the road on which you grew up and defaced him. And wearing his father’s crushed suit and his
Danniel Schoonebeek is the author of American Barricade (YesYes Books, 2014). He is the recipient of residencies and fellowships from the Juniper Institute, Oregon State University, Poets House, and Summer Literary Seminars. He writes a column on poetry for The American Reader, edits the PEN Poetry Series, and lives in Brooklyn, New York.