Today's poem is by Alissa Quart


We can't forget our time.
Such forgetting is an error
of sense. Forget an age
of shoe bomber, of underwear
detonator, of airplane
null. Forget American
Gosselin serialism: eight
children they do not
love; a dozen screens,
playing losing games.
These are all signs; bright
as a street corner,
audible as punks-with-beasts.

New York's dowdy
towers, sentinels.
A time unmarked,
unremarkable. Save for
the rise of protocol.

Copyright © 2016 Alissa Quart All rights reserved
from Monetized
Miami University Press
Reprinted by Verse Daily® with permission

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