Tuesday, November 8, 2011


are we unified in all of our telling
or letting what little fun we're still having die
are you seeing these restless leaves
rid of desire in the erstwhile trees
have you come to terms with our mock child
or unveiled another of its post-modern facsimiles
as you read this are you picturing
our epic, dear, or saving it to a file
are you going to will me your secrets 
or try scratching them onto our crest yet again
About Mark DeCarteret:
Mark DeCarteret’s work has appeared in the anthologies American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon Press), Thus Spake the Corpse: An Exquisite Corpse Reader (Black Sparrow Press), New Pony: Collaborations & Responses (Horse Less Press), Place of Passage: Contemporary Catholic Poets (Story Line Press), and Under the Legislature of Stars: 62 New Hampshire Poets (Oyster River Press) which he also co-edited.  From 2009-2011 he was Poet Laureate of Portsmouth, New Hampshire. You can check out his Postcard Project at pplp.org.

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