Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Blue Smoke Standing

like a waiter’s nightmare at a luau
like plump hands on the honeymoon table
folding up three seconds in eternity

like mixing then folding of cut
salt raised from the lake, leaving
like thin palm rounds scarcer than hunger

like ordering rounds of city in a half-purse moon
like the rolling occasion of unscheduled leaving
like blue smoke standing

-- Andrew K. Peterson

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1 comment:

Lance Newman said...

Andrew K. Peterson wrote Museum of Thrown Objects (BlazeVox 2010), and bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Fact-Simile Equinox Chapbook Contest Runner Up, 2011). Recent poetries can be found online at: The Offending Adam, Medulla Review, Dinosaur Bees, otoliths, Golden Lantern, and Buddhist Poetry Review. He cofounded Livestock Editions, a small poetry press, and edits summer stock, an online lit journal.