Category Archives: Poetry

Didactic

We’ve buried ourselves inside an insistent drip where everything is blurred, fragile and shattered, like a church for soul scratchers or orphaned clouds. It’s the science of omission, a collision of blank space. When I fold myself again, logic adjusts … Continue reading

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A.M. Expired

Here I am again, time-stamped expired, a sour emulsion, like an ashtray wish rising up from beneath the irises. Even the moon forgets to pirouette, her hollow bones nailed to the souls of so many tree stumps. In the barren … Continue reading

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The Clarity of Despair

Wrap me in sticky cellophane, make it gritty and obscene. Drop me in a black sea without bottom where every dead fish knows my name. You don’t even need a reason. I won’t float or flinch. I’m right here, a … Continue reading

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Valediction

I draw a circle around nothing and claim it, let the sadness rope me back. We’re a perfect couple after all, black on black, slack as a noose under a broken bulb, ladder with a rickety step and sideways gait. … Continue reading

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my mother discusses my uterus

it would turn black she said or rot it would shrivel before i got old enough to have a kid because it knew i would be an evil mother she wrapped her fingers around her thumb as if she was … Continue reading

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air

day of atonement: were we all bound-up moving? can’t stop without breath Henry Brown is a writer and third-year Religion major/Spanish minor at Carleton College, where he organizes with the Democratic Socialists of America. His poems have appeared in Amethyst … Continue reading

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Pulling Apart

looking at you feels like pulling apart the blinds in a room that no one has entered in years. a room forgotten in the back of the house, stacked with all the pieces of me that I couldn’t throw out … Continue reading

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