09/18/2013

A one-armed man
I didn’t ask what happened.

AUTHOR'S NOTE:

I’ve been reading George Garrett’s very excellent epigrams and convinced myself that all of my poems have far too many words in them. I tried my hand at a few epigrams, and relished a form that lends itself to the rhyming couplet, to bits that seem like wisdom.

BIO:

Luke Johnson is the author of After the Ark (New York Quarterly Books, 2011). His poems have appeared in New England Review, The Southern Review, The Threepenny Review, and elsewhere. He is an Associate Poetry Editor at storySouth and Director of the Tinker Mountain Writers' Workshop Online.
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