015 “Drift” by Brenda Shaughnessy

This poem comes from Human Dark with Sugar. Click here to purchase. Drift by Brenda Shaughnessy   I’ll go anywhere to leave you but come with me. All the cities are like you anyway. Windows darken when I get close enough to see. Any place we want to stay’s polluted,...

014 “Door” by Dana Levin

This poem comes from In the Surgical Theatre. Click here to purchase. Door by Dana Levin   And then an uprush of air— And then the cellar doors banging back, the strong dusk light falling in like a stanchion, a gold nail hammered through the blackened trees— Can you...

012 “Departure” by Ocean Vuong

This particular poem of Vuong’s comes from his chapbook “Burnings” which is no longer in print, but you can purchase his other powerful book Night Sky with Exit Wounds. Click here to purchase. Departure by Ocean Vuong Dawn cracks: a lightning bolt...