Thank You Very Much, But No
You’ve brought me a one-size-fits-all baseball helmet.
It doesn’t fit.
Audience laughter falls where it should in a sad poem.
Where does the time go?
Between the couch cushions with the remote.
I made several mistakes, actually.
Nate Logan is the author of Inside the Golden Days of Missing You (Magic Helicopter Press, 2019). He teaches at Marian University.
Nate's Book Recommendations
Some books I've been carrying around lately are lie down too by Lesle Lewis and Transaction Histories by Donna Stonecipher. Both are real humdingers.
Forgive me, but I'm going to quote from James Tate's last poem: “A policeman stopped me on the street and said he was sorry. He was looking for someone who looked just like me and had the same name. What are the chances?”