After the Apocalypse There Will Be Memory Poems

After the Apocalypse There Will Be Memory Poems

“After the Apocalypse There Will Be Memory Poems”
Vol.1 Brooklyn
May 3, 2020

First Lines

Goodbye, Kansas

Some memories are like scars—

A knife-sharp Mobius strip in the brain

Peter and his Raiders of the Lost Sharks t-shirt

That mixture of citrus and musky end-of-day sweat

“It’s a dishwasher lemon-meringue pie, not a disaster”

Peter had laughed

As the foam flowed across the kitchen floor

And of course he was right

Disasters saved for another night

That apartment in Lawrence was almost ten years ago. These days there were no arms, with their scattering of dark hair and honey-brown skin, twirling Kiara above a soap-slicked kitchen floor….


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