Gregory Pardlo

(Philadelphia)

Gregory Pardlo Poems

1. Double Dutch 4/4/2016
2. For Which it Stands 4/4/2016
3. Palling Around 4/4/2016
4. Raisin 4/4/2016
5. Written by Himself 4/4/2016
6. ZoSo 4/4/2016
7. Atlantic City Sunday Morning 12/7/2015
8. Epistemology of the Phone Booth 6/23/2015
Best Poem of Gregory Pardlo

Epistemology of the Phone Booth

I found the scrap of City Paper
classified, the 1-900 number and photos
like candidates there, in love's voting machine.

Discomfort station. No pissoir. Hothouse maybe for
a fourteenth-year sprig: me. Light box
to slideshow the introvert
cloaked in a prepaid identity

discreet as a shirttail in the fly.
Ma Bell's shelter
was brutal & snug. I'd heard the ram's horn hum.
A hymn. Just like prayer I thought. No answer.
Clack'd the splendid tongue
...

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