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

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

Source: Poetry (November 2010).


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

November 2010
 Nate  Klug


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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