I hunch down and pinch from the grass
One after the other what I do not need
A field guide to tell me are Polyphemus pupas
Dreaming wings with eyes already overtired
Of the world.
What can we do
Every last doomed husk into the dirt of our words.
– From “Of Small Children / And Other Poor Swimmers,” published in Blue Earth Review 8.1 (2010).
Brian Hendrickson’s poems have appeared in a wide range of publications, including Indiana Review, New York Quarterly and Versal. Brian lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he serves as Co-Director of the Albuquerque Community Writing Center and is currently working toward his PhD in English with a concentration in Rhetoric & Writing.
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