Nick Flynn
Boston / United States

Poems

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1.
Embrace Noir
I go back to the scene where the two men embrace
& grapple a handgun at stomach level between them.

They jerk around the apartment like that
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2.
Cartoon Physics, Part 1
Children under, say, ten, shouldn't know
that the universe is ever-expanding,
inexorably pushing into the vacuum, galaxies
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3.
Bag Of Mice
I dreamt your suicide note
was scrawled in pencil on a brown paperbag,
& in the bag were six baby mice. The bag
opened into darkness,
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4.
Emptying Town
I want to erase your footprints
from my walls. Each pillow
is thick with your reasons. Omens
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5.
Amber
Hover
the imagined center, our tongues
grew long to please it, licking
...
At the end there were straws
in her glove compartment, I'd split them open
to taste the familiar bitter residue, near the end
I ate all her Percodans, hungry to know
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7.
Statuary
Bees may be trusted, always,
to discover the best, nay, the only

human, solution. Let me cite
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8.
Twenty-Pound Stone
It nests in the hollow of my pelvis, I carry it with both hands, as if
offering my stomach, as if it were pulling me forward.

At night the sun leaks from it, it turns cold, I sleep with it
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9.
Alan Dugan Telling Me I Have A Problem With Time
He reads my latest attempt at a poem
and is silent for a long time, until it feels
like that night we waited for Apollo,
my mother wandering in and out of her bedroom, asking,
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10.
Elsewhere, Mon Amour
Leaning from the platform, waiting for a glimmer
to braid the rails
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