Nathan J. Bogart

Rookie (Detroit, MI)

Poems of Nathan J. Bogart

1. A January Night 1/31/2009
2. Bullfrogs Burn 2/2/2009
3. Eden me alive 2/23/2009
4. I Can Assure You, My Words Are Far From Assuring 6/2/2009
5. If It's Good, Cancel It 1/31/2009
6. I'm Innocent, Red 1/31/2009
7. Movement and Wind 2/16/2009
8. Ramble On (No Sense in Cents) 2/7/2009
9. SPANISH 10/1/2009
10. The Aberts 1/31/2009
11. The American Nightmare 1/31/2009
12. The Faith of Farmers (for now) 4/14/2009
13. The Paint Bleeds Through 2/2/2009
14. The Spouse 1/31/2009

The Spouse

Through his aging, once jet-black beard
Came the movement of his chapped lips
Which drew out the beating of war drums
Sad war drums
Like an army that had been defeated
But kept marching in rhythm, regardless
His deep brown eyes peaked out through his
Thick rimmed, over-worn glasses
And within his words I was sure I could hear

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