Tag Archives: Christopher Prewitt

They Never Will

A few years ago John Berryman lay in a bed with a California mattress in the middle of Hindman Settlement School’s dining area and said to me, “You know, they never will understand you,” and I understood and my dream … Continue reading

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Poema for Arian K.

You told me the world needs my words. It doesn’t. The world needs its exact distance to the sun. Maybe you meant the people need my words, but the people don’t need my words either. The people need nets to … Continue reading

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42 Girls Auditioned

Holy cow, I was cast as an extra in a sitcom. I get to wear purple bicycle shorts, my face gets to say, This is extraordinary news you’re telling me in this metropolitan coffee shop, but not the kind of … Continue reading

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A Rat Hole

Only tall enough to find the knives with divorce papers, I heard a country station playing in the kitchen. I followed the music and found my mother standing over a skillet. She turned to me, smiling, and said, “Remember me?” … Continue reading

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Saint Patrick’s Day

It’s May 3rd. It’s time not to be so festive in the wrong way with your little green hat, pygmy pony trotting in my backyard. Perhaps every day you are glad that snakes were driven from the island… That’s all … Continue reading

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Ghost Wandering a Dark Street

Of all the medals you won as a child, perhaps none suit you better than the red-striped Venus shells pinned to the eyes of the dead man we held hands with as we sat on the still swings. A playground’s … Continue reading

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Ghost Under a White Sheet

We’re naked in front of the bathroom mirror. “Do you think I look like a boy?” I ask her. She runs her comb in pomade then through her blue hair that’s shortly cropped. “More like a mall’s fountain,” she says. … Continue reading

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