Dailies 5/4/17: a wedding, a pallbearer, kissing at a Bennington bus stop, deciding to call anxiety “desire”


Beverley Bie Brahic – Land’s End


The bridal parties file across the lawn
in too high heels and too brief
dresses, the boys in rented tuxes
carrying boutonnières in boxes
like pastries
or eggs.

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Rustin Larson – Pavement 5

The pallbearer
——————–has a rat’s tongue,
—————————————-but a suit crisp

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Ruth Stone – Bennington Bus Stop

She gets off the bus and they kiss.
It’s a hard embrace.
Then he walks on the balls of his feet
like a basketball star,

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Natalie Diaz – From the Desire Field

I don’t call it sleep anymore.
******I’ll risk losing something new instead—

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