Written with a Pencil Found in Lorine Niedecker’s Front Yard

By David Trinidad David Trinidad
Bewitched
    the boys were out
         in force

Drunken-
    ness and lust

—and full moon
bouncing back
         and forth that
black

above the bars

*

Last night
    it burned
          cigarette

tip
    thru old
         blanket

hole-punched
    gray paper
         sky

Tonight it
    outright
         blinded

One headlight
    or drive-in sci-fi
          eye

*

I’ve been
             alone
long enough

Even the moon
wears a ring

and is full

“Written with a Pencil Found in Lorine Niedecker’s Front Yard” from The Late Show (Turtle Point Press, 2007). © 2007 by David Trinidad. Used by permission of author.

Source: The Late Show (Turtle Point Press, 2007)

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Poet David Trinidad

POET’S REGION U.S., Mid-Atlantic

Subjects Poetry & Poets, Arts & Sciences