Matt Mullins

Rookie - 0 Points (12/3/1966 / Rye, New York)

Matt Mullins Poems

1. The Lightening And Us 4/18/2007
2. Shivering 4/18/2007
3. Guitar Player Between Towns 4/18/2007
4. Scars 4/18/2007
5. Ode To The Sirens Of Our American Commute 4/18/2007
6. Matin 4/18/2007
7. Phone Call To Cousin Stacy 4/18/2007
8. Four Accidentals 4/18/2007
9. There Are Quarters In The Ashtray Next To The Bed 4/18/2007
10. On Sunday Morning 4/18/2007
11. The Aftermath As Written On Scrap Paper 4/18/2007
12. Corporeal 4/18/2007
13. The Liar 4/18/2007
14. Talk Talk 4/18/2007
15. To Each His Own 4/18/2007
16. Death Loves Soup 4/18/2007
17. Vesper 4/18/2007
18. The Age Of Reason 4/18/2007
19. When The Painters Come 4/18/2007
20. On The Birthday Of A.A. Miller's First Son 4/18/2007
21. Visit To The Old Hockey Player's Home 4/18/2007
22. Chinatown Valentine 4/18/2007
23. Wedding Poem 4/18/2007
24. The Neural Firings Of The Eternal Starlet 4/18/2007
25. Father And Son In The Second Person 4/18/2007

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Father And Son In The Second Person

One day he will come into the bathroom
to watch you use the blade. And at five
or six or however old he still won't have
the right words, but what he'll be looking for
is the truth of his future face scraped clean
or shaped by beard. He'll want admittance
to the ritual and he will stand and stare at the wet
edge of the Ewek & Son Sexto©Blade flush
against your skin.

'Daddy, what's that? ' he'll say.
'Straight razor, son, ' you'll tell him
as you sweep the steel of your father's blade
through the lather covering your jugular vein.
'It takes ...

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I have none to speak of
nor does my father
but my mother's body
is a roadmap of sharp turns
and pot-holed detours
that could not help but lead
to breakdowns and repairs.
Hysterectomy. Caesarian.
Dual Arthroplasty: Cadillac

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