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Patrick Ryan Frank

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Patrick Ryan Frank

Patrick Ryan Frank is the author of The Opposite of People (Four Way Books, 2015). He lives in Austin, Texas. 

by this poet


Once, I wanted to be Hemingway.
But so did Hemingway. That act is hard—
dumb facts decked out as art, and anyway,
who gets what they want? And then who cares?
What matters when the water at your feet
is running out without you? I grew my beard
and bought a little boat on credit, named