Tag Archives: Oscar McNary

Gravity

after Carl Sagan In order to write an original love poem, you must first invent the universe. In my bed, the springs of space-time bend under my boyfriend’s weight. The physics dimples draw us from forward trajectories where we would … Continue reading

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The Gyroscopic Effect

Coast. After you sprawl on the pavement, trust your bicycle. The frame will bear your weight. After you sprawl on the pavement, trust your body. The frame will bear your weight. After your gums gush, trust your body. Don’t needle … Continue reading

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Time Machine 2: Motorcycle vs. Pickup

Justice is a time machine. It revives my friend before he propped forty-two horses between his thighs. Before two tons of whiskey breath snapped spine, crushed skull, justice nudges him a foot to the left. The collision becomes a warning … Continue reading

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Time Machine 1: Bicycle vs. Train Tracks

Justice is a time machine. It unscrambles tendons before I floundered from my saddle. Justice, the fixed gear planetary orbit backpedals, until years ago, the city surrenders to cyclists, tears tripwire steel from its streets. Earlier, Union Pacific settles ungreedy … Continue reading

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February in Seattle

A sky fire brigade attempted to put me out with buckets of rainwater halfway into my bike commute. My soaked sweater ushered heat away from my core. Puddles sloshed in my shoes. Frost nestled into my socks, turning my toes … Continue reading

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