Geoffrey Brock

(1964 / Atlanta, Georgia)

Geoffrey Brock Poems

1. Alteration Finds 7/25/2016
2. And Day Brought Back My Night 7/25/2016
3. The Beautiful Animal 7/25/2016
4. Charles Graner Is Not America 7/25/2016
5. Daddy: 1933 7/25/2016
6. The Day 7/25/2016
7. Flesh of John Brown's Flesh: 2 December 1859 7/25/2016
8. Homeland Security 7/25/2016
9. The Nights 7/25/2016
10. Prof of Profs 7/25/2016
11. Weighing Light 7/25/2016
12. Trip Hop 5/27/2017
13. Bryant Park at Dusk 6/10/2015
Best Poem of Geoffrey Brock

Bryant Park at Dusk

Floodlights have flared on behind and above
Where I sit in my public chair.
The lawn that had gradually darkened has brightened.
The library windows stare.

I'm alone in a crowd—e pluribus plures.
Far from a family I miss.
I'd almost say I'm lonely, but lonely
Is worse, I recall, than this.

Loneliness is a genuine poverty.
I'm like a man who is flush
But forgot his wallet on the nightstand
When he left for work in a rush,

And now must go without food and coffee
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