Chris Forhan

(1959 - / Seattle, Washington)

Chris Forhan Poems

1. Prayer's Before Sleep 3/19/2012
2. Late Meditation 3/19/2012
3. My Almost-Daughter, My Nearly-Was Son 3/19/2012
4. Vanishing Act 3/19/2012
5. Billet-Doux 3/19/2012
6. Last Words 3/19/2012
7. A Child's Guide To Etiquette 3/19/2012
8. Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer 1/13/2003
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Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer

So this is what it's like when love
leaves, and one is disappointed
that the body and mind continue to exist,

exacting payment from each other,
engaging in stale rituals of desire,
and it would seem the best use of one's time

is not to stand for hours outside
her darkened house, drenched and chilled,
blinking into the slanting rain.

So this is what it's like to have to
practice amiability and learn
to say the orchard looks grand this evening

as the sun slips behind scumbled clouds
and the pears, mellowed to a golden-green,
glow like ...

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