02/15/2014

Pity the clematis this
little morning parliament

clinging to the vacant
mailbox       monarchless

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

This poem considers a small act of encroachment, the solitude of both the vine and the thing it clings to.

BIO:

Andrew Nurkin's poems have appeared or are forthcoming in The Massachusetts Review, The Los Angeles Review, North American Review, Anti-, and elsewhere. Originally from Atlanta, he lives in New Jersey and teaches writing at Garden State Youth Correctional Facility. He holds his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts.
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