Whilom so sweetly sent to
Susurrus and sight-line curves apples disavow.
I don’t have a friend first named Jackson
Picks petunias and feeds them to dromedaries.
One in particular bucks a man named Andrew.
A nation states
At an ionosphere he donned designer sunglasses and I deemed
He’d be way cuter with a handful of mint.
The best governance is verdure. Danger
Lies deep in a definite article.
One in particular
Rejects kindness erects a monument confuses everyone regarding what’s meant
Changes leaving freshness in its wake.
Adam Strauss has one full-length collection, For Days, out with BlazeVox Press, and
work that appears, among other places, in the anthology The Arcadia Project: North American
Postmodern Pastoral (Ahsahta Press). As well, he has poems forthcoming in the Jaded Ibis anthology Devouring the Green: The Cyborg Lyric Anthology [Poetry in an Era of Catastrophic Change]. The poems in this issue are from a manuscript titled Braided Sand.