Michigan

upcoming events

date
Nov 16 2016
Chris Dombrowski

Afternoon Conversation 3 pm, LookOut! Gallery Reading in RCAH Theatre at 7 pm

7:00pm
362 Bogue Street
Snyder Hall
48825 East Lansing, Michigan
Nov 02 2016
Kate Snodgrass

Afternoon Conversation 3 pm, LookOut! Gallery Reading in RCAH Theatre at 7 pm

7:00pm
362 Bogue Street
Snyder Hall
48825 East Lansing, Michigan
Oct 19 2016
Marcia Aldrich

Afternoon Conversation 3 pm, LookOut! Gallery Reading in RCAH Theatre at 7 pm

7:00pm
362 Bogue Street
Snyder Hall
48825 East Lansing, Michigan

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poems

poem

—Detroit, Michigan

Broad-ribbed leaves of the calathea plant
trickle water down into the mouth of its pot
as if it's still fighting off competitors in the wild

as kittens scamper past, the knees of their 
hind legs bending backwards with inhuman
ease, like teenage boys leaping for rebounds
poem
When he gets off work at Packard, they meet
outside a diner on Grand Boulevard. He's tired,
a bit depressed, and smelling the exhaustion
on his own breath, he kisses her carefully
on her left cheek. Early April, and the weather
has not decided if this is spring, winter, or what.
The two gaze upwards at the sky
poem
In the house in Detroit
in a room of shadows
when grandma reads her Arabic newspaper
it is difficult for me to follow her
word by word from right to left
and I do not understand
why she smiles about the Jews
who won't do business in Beirut
"because the Lebanese
are more Jew than Jew,"
or whether to believe her