Parade

By Nate Klug b. 1985 Nate Klug
As with this Jet Ski family
          braiding the lake
with bigger and bigger shocks
until the one
          car-sized one
cuts his engine
and, following him, for an instant
          they all coast
through silences
of self-made
          rain—

how much is required now
                     to carve,
out of the general
livable quiet,
          independence?

Source: Poetry (November 2010).

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This poem originally appeared in the November 2010 issue of Poetry magazine

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Nate Klug was born in Minnesota, grew up in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and earned a BA in English at the University of Chicago. In 2010 he was awarded a Ruth Lilly Fellowship by the Poetry Foundation.

Klug is a Master of Divinity student at Yale Divinity School and a candidate for ordained ministry in the United Church of Christ. His poems and reviews have appeared in the Christian Century, Literary Imagination, Poetry, the Yale . . .

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