FIVE REACTIONS TO BEING
Dover has its chalk cliffs but
so what. Flip-flops belong on
some feet, but who decides on
names. In Copenhagen no one
wears a gold star or everyone does.
The duck has a place in history.
You can get crushed in the front
rows of heavy metal. Linger, please,
don’t go yet. Look at my hands
carving air: they love you.
A thunder head blows up in minutes.
Derelict heart. Plant fingers here
now. Lipsync heaven.
from The Gettysburg Review & Able, Baker, Charlie