ISSUE 2: FALL 2015 / POETRY

“Certainty” by Aaron Anstett

BY AARON ANSTETT

A man rises from a conference table,
tired of acronyms and everyone
saying them, weary of phrases like
“A lot downstream hinges on this…”
and “We’re productizing cloud offerings.”
He walks through door after door
after door to the parking lot, whispering
names of countries and capitals,
then continents and body parts and colors.
From the asphalt he lifts what he guesses
a pigeon’s feather, oily, iridescent,
and thumbs its filaments, conjuring
the restless winds that fluttered them.

Aaron Anstett’s most recent collection, Insofar as Heretofore, was published last year, and new poems appear or are forthcoming in cream city review, Eleven Eleven, Handsome, Parcel, Southern Poetry Review, Zone 3, and elsewhere.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s