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John Colasacco

24 Jun John Colasacco

The 2016 Metatron
Prize Shortlist

 

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BOSTON VS LOS ANGELES (PART 2)

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last year

someone’s

sounds of flames

grew distant

like a chair with

flowers carved into it

this good music

was good for

forgetting

the ex-boyfriends

are bathing

in the dark

imagining

what objects

they will hold

at chest-level

when they are old

even if nothing

is wrong

even if

their souls

are a mouth inside

a mouth

for 3000 days

we were going

to share

a whole apple

you didn’t

want to be

a girl walking

backward

through a field

the day is just

as nice in

the city as

it is in the country

other boys

are tying knots

in the air
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John Colasacco’s previous and upcoming books include Antigolf (Civil Coping Mechanisms, 2015), The Information Crusher (forthcoming, Spuyten Duyvil, 2016) and two other book-length poems (Two Teenagers, forthcoming Horse Less Press 2016, and The Wagners, trnsfr books, 2017).

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