Treasure Island

Dan Chiasson

(1971 / Vermont / United States)

Poems of Dan Chiasson

1. Caress 4/3/2014
2. Cause 4/3/2014
3. Effect 4/3/2014
4. Fist 4/3/2014
5. Sound, 2 a.m. 4/3/2014
6. Swifts 4/3/2014
7. Tackle Football 4/3/2014
8. The Elephant 4/3/2014
9. Thread 4/3/2014
10. Tree 4/3/2014
11. Wind 4/3/2014

Thread

I lack the rigor of a lightning bolt,
the weight of an anchor. I am
frayed where it would be highly useful—
and this I feel perpetually—to make a point.
I think if I can concentrate I might turn sharp.
Only, I don't know how to concentrate—
I know only the look of someone concentrating,
indistinguishable from nearsightedness.
It is hard for you to be near me,

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