Dan Chiasson

(1971 / Vermont / United States)

Dan Chiasson Poems

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

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Tackle Football

Snow up to our waists and coming down still.
There was a field here once, when we began.
We marked the end zones and set up the goals.
Now nobody can even move, much less tackle.
I am Ganymede fleeing on a temple frieze.
We stand around like lovesick Neanderthals.
We're Pompeian before Pompeii was hot.
We have the aspect of the classic dead
Or of stranded, shivering astronauts.
It was early in the era of the pause button:
We paused and paused the afternoons away
Indoors, blasting our ballistic erections
At the blurred bikinis of celebrities,
Then, ...

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