SSR: Where We Think It Should Go

8 Nov

Where We Think It Should Go
Claire Becker
Poetry
Octopus Books, 75pgs, $12

Claire Becker saunters into the spaces of the mind we only go to in solitude, the corners where there is still plenty of space for impulse and instinct.

After We Drive

I wait for the phone
Thing on the bed
To ring by my face on the pillow
My cheek winces
The plants fall away
I wait for the phone to say
When you’re silent
I think of you here on Tuesday
We put our cheeks together
You collapse yourself
I run my finger
Down the spine
I hear my neighbor’s car
Neighbor
Up stairs in the shower
We announce with motors
Go around like speed
Like the day
In South Dakota
Beyond where we think it should go

Available from:
Octopus Books | Powell’s | Amazon

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