THE MIDDLE OF NOWHERE by Aaron Fagan Leaves gather here Beneath the cherry Blooms. I am never Where I think I am. No need to wrestle With the facts that Come and go, here, Dead by the riverbed. Nature congregates In cinematic exodus From logs and stones, From all obscurity. Whatever it is, it is […]
THE GHOUL FACTOR by Aaron Fagan Walking among woods outside Amherst, Deer trails weave me a way through. They say the people were high who made The early elevator music on a tight deadline. An old time laugh track on my headphones Repeats the voices of all those dead now. The form of a downed […]
BLUE RIDGE by Aaron Fagan When I look Into your eyes It’s as though you Are holding on For dear life to A tree’s roots, Dangling above A devastation Of stones below. But you are here With me in bed. And it’s me that’s Drowning, not you. For every problem I’ve a solution that’s Simple, […]
EL DORADO by Aaron Fagan A rat became the unit of currency. —Zbigniew Herbert Seems I must mention, Before it gets too late And I’m told not to, Where the brook falls Out of the woods Into the manicured Conundrum of suburban Blooms and ice cream. Now I’m safe to tiptoe Back away and collapse, […]
ANYWHERE BUT HERE by Aaron Fagan Floating on the river In a canoe, I conclude: All is well. Everything Is older than we are. I’m here without you, But with you there. Moments dissolve From order, consumed By the artifacts of war, Of this life as we know it And begin to clear And calm […]
ZEPHYR by Aaron Fagan Blown from umbra to Penumbra to antumbra Into the full cast of the fine, Welcome light of spring, I followed the grayscale Feather back to its source In a goose: mashed, dirty, Bloody and bulbous by The side of the road Where hyacinths grow.
REPOUSSÉ by Aaron Fagan There is a chill. The evening light Of this winter Day dissipates as The frost in the Windows grows. Moments pulse by, Pounding the drift Out from behind. A haze of atoms Constitute just as What is practical And what is absurd Slink from view. To the last, nothing Lasts, but […]
A COMPLETE NOBODY by Aaron Fagan You walk back Through your Life, gathering Up the disparate Threads you laid Down, made From anything You could find— Floss, bark— And fastened Them together With anything You could find. And you think You did this for Others. You sit On your own Lap, your hands Tug at […]