Sunday, April 8, 2018

#PoetryBreak: BREWERY OVERLOOKING THE GENESEE RIVER by Dan Kraines


Windows in Plastic (M.A. Reilly)

BREWERY OVERLOOKING THE GENESEE RIVER


by Dan Kraines

Finally, the winter subsides and the river melts
or, almost—snowing in April,
I could always drug myself, I know 
that would make the weeks a drift, 
instead of swaying between Mars and the moon,
days waiting for the end of days, mornings
spent in bed—the drill 
of the depressive who hates the sun
(but needs its light). Am I the billiard ball
spinning without contact straight
sunk into a pocket? The whole bar 
quiets. Pinned inside of a booth, 
against the wall, I’m screaming 
within myself, the snow
falling, thickly, whitening as it melts.


Published in Two Peach, an online Literary Magazine.

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