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(These are excerpts—click on the titles to view the complete poems)
— Word Poems
Poems containing the words gull, attic, trample, and metallic.
We searched the yard by flashlight for the objective correlative,
Of leaving home with a suitcase, on foot, by rollerskate
Headstone with Harvest Images
Dear wilderness, last night I dreamed
of an electric slumber
Apocalypse for One
the cup waiting
to be washed, the view
As Real as Real
I am thinking of the continuum,
primordial soup to postsolar cinder,
along which we are borne
she asks how long her mother
and i were married. i can't recall.
Building a Plane
"How do you plan to get this plane
out of your apartment?" she asked.
A Difficult Mountain
She tells me, these days
her dreams are of climbing uphill on a difficult mountain
where she is always falling short of footholds
Each star begins apart from itself.
Each moment is lost.
The sum of us is ponderable.
An Appearance of Two Moons
I stood in the dark, the mercury streetlights
The Gentlemen Farmers
These are the lives
of those who have stayed in a town that has grown
too large for their vision of rural innocence.
you count out loud
as if one sun still touches another
I can still smell
the mud of your shallows
Yet, we were nothing if not
culpable, our meek (yes, meek) encroachment
still hinting at extinctions yet to come.
Derek N. Otsuji
No Place. Like Home?
I tried to make small talk.