Member since April 13, 2009 | 8,451 Readings |
Jack Christian is the author of the poetry collections Domestic Yoga (2016, Groundhog Poetry Press) and Family System, which received the 2012 Colorado Prize.
Ode to Anxiety
Anxiety, you’re my friend and I welcome you. / Because I love the world and its uncertainty, / I love the world with you in it, / even when I…
You skip enough stones the pond becomes a pile of stones. / // That’s the hovercraft we don’t see. / That’s the divine bannister. / / The…
It’s raining, but Matt says, that isn’t rain. / You make tea with it or it gets to you. / It’s an antelope. In other converted basements / …
Another from the Live Creature Series
There’s an account wherein a piano falls in on itself and a man inhabits a stoop, but calls it his tree. When I step up on him my appearance grows…
I walk a dog-colored thought to the All Dog Chapel / of Lost Dog Souls / where I purchase a translucent retriever. / Though I gather he comes…
I was thinking maybe you’d write one for me / and give it to me and I could say it’s mine / and never tell anyone, but always / give you credit…
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Who died and made you
I’m sorry that the pencil I gave you // to write out the list of how the day had wronged you / had a lead so soft it collapsed into the page / …
If I ever calm down for a moment,remind me about the terrible world.Many times I thought, oh, I can’t take it,I’m brokenhearted, and went home and…
I saw Rich become a stranger and was thankful / I saw Haley sleep before travel and was thankful / I saw Elena sew the seams and was thankful / I…
for Joseph Bradshaw / There’s a quality, that means to be / an endorsement, that’s speaking for us. / It is not shallow. It continues because /…
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