Game Night

By Conor O'Callaghan Conor O'Callaghan
Love not   
being in the loop.   

Grant the spruces’ wish,   
the golf compound   
graying out of use,   
suvs in the it lot,   
power outage,   
a chorus from the quad.   

Bless the elsewhere   
where others are   
not here or you.   

And rain   
after midnight . . .      
Ask yourself,   
is that rain or bells?

Source: Poetry (March 2009).


This poem originally appeared in the March 2009 issue of Poetry magazine

March 2009
 Conor  O'Callaghan


Conor O’Callaghan is an Irish poet who teaches at Wake Forest University and Sheffield Hallam University in the UK. His most recent collection is Fiction (Wake Forest University Press, 2005).

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