Plan the future A presence unknown
Derivative is the way I hit snooze
for an hour on my alarm each morning
rediscover and marvel at
my one grey chest hair
When I don't know how to respond
Justin Marks is the author of You're Going to Miss Me When You're Bored (Barrelhouse Books, 2014) and A Million in Prizes (New Issues Poetry & Prose, 2009), which was chosen by Carl Phillips as the winner of the 2009 New Issues Poetry Prize. He is co-founder of Birds, LLC and lives in Queens, New York.