Want Song

By Lance Larsen b. 1961 Lance Larsen
Two musics washing over me, and morning asks,   
which loneliness comes closest to the inky
chromatics inside you? How can I answer?   
The cricket in the tarantula’s cage
chirrs the next world.
Meanwhile, scraps of Chopin float
up the stairs on my wife’s trilling fingers
which played me whole
worlds ago, last night, when I was buried in we.

Lance Larsen, “Want Song” from In All Their Animal Brilliance. Copyright © 2005 by Lance Larsen. Reprinted with the permission of University of Tampa Press.

Source: In All Their Animal Brilliance (University of Tampa Press, 2005)

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Poet Lance Larsen b. 1961

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

Subjects Relationships, Love, Realistic & Complicated

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Lance Larsen’s most recent book is Backyard Alchemy (University of Tampa Press, 2009). He teaches at Brigham Young University.

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SUBJECT Relationships, Love, Realistic & Complicated

POET’S REGION U.S., Northwestern

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