Liz’s Hopefully Less Sporadic Weekly Poetry Series: 2014

by lizard

As the title suggests, I hope to be less sporadic this year with the poetry posts. Thank you for reading, and stay tuned…

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POEM

I pressed the button to open the garage door
to see if the explosion meant trouble

it didn’t

it didn’t mean trouble because it’s a new year
and the explosion was celebratory

my neighbor was lit and his brother was nice to talk to
in the alley—my first official act of 2014

(that’s not true, it was singing)

after talking about Seattle socialists and homeless
mop-heads sopping up nuclear waste in Japan

I retreated
into the privileged amplification of technology

O Sony headphone Christmas gift!
O Apple bending its secret glory hole to the all-seeing eye!

the snow outside is melting away
dropping innocent stones from the faces of snowmen

I wonder, did the ice sculptures
on the courthouse lawn survive?

nothing on the courthouse lawn survives for long
we can do something about that

tomorrow is already here

—William Skink


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