OXIDANT | ENGINE : Issue 10

Bryan D. Price

To distinguish between everything and almost everything

 

I meant to meditate on Saturday

now the time is out of joint always

worried fragile anxious—naked

as if coming out of the shower

the next day going into cornfields

the smell and color of a jackdaw’s nest

where all and none are welcome

among the poison in the streams

among the whole line of catacombs  

from the age of permanent revolution

from the age of Athene when

fatherhood was not recognized—

conception being attributed to the wind

Bryan D. Price’s poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Posit, Diagram, UCity Review, and Pithead Chapel. He lives and teaches (history) in Southern California where he is working on a manuscript of elegies.