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Food Source


incident 10:32 pm


Gracious Magnitude


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Food Source

 

we thought we were at least a thousand
my foot canít touch the ground here
—even glass began to glow green
& my mind was made up, it got much worse
than that it seemed [she remembers
my golden name, till death] & slices
of tomato were still olding out
unstoppable remarks the cat canít count
by 3s & out they marched, 9 times
smaller than sand this is the smallest one &
we are extensions of a food kind
can she? & sip the round her
collar too quick up the reddest beads
we donít even count them, try

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incident 10:32 pm

 

the dreams; & wish we haddenít
came so early, in this envelope
I trust she will rise so soon in
the purple sun to bathe again
but—when I walk to work she does
my white sweater, by razor & wax
does it just to cross out words?
he will understand, the neckties
and how? with jars of cotton my
broke of course the mattress pad
until it dies, everything sleeps twice
& she comes & knows her how
if that light, my mind relaxes now
I canít find to know my time bell

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Gracious Magnitude

 

they were dead again, today
my mind you know this you
of many; drainage & inkspot
& never mind the locomotive
dance we memorized, covers
until & we could rangers on
hunting jackrabbits at noonish
& you of canaries, & no, try it

leaded best of downtime, see
can still count under water &
our cat has three less lives still
oh gracious magnitude, you
of little confluence, canít sing
a ruin is my dream to run at

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lonesome weights

 

stop, momentum, stop
horseflies & recharge—this
my numbers deviate now
& colloquially sheís rhythm
tonight, do though, I open it
is it bad to nominate two?
her 9 pm face does right
& operate now, a resolution;
is it hairy? is it round? rags
above incandescent drove
there once ate, I have none
in a cocktail dress, again do
an operate defines ones age
& hers to put it simply, sinks

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RJ INGRAM will graduate from Bowling Green State University with a BFA in Creative Writing in May 2012. He serves as poetry editor of Prairie Margins and as an associate poetry editor of Mid American Review.


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