Why I Never Applied Myself to Pool

By Dan Brown Dan Brown
Not that I lacked an eye entirely,
But give me an oblique enough kiss
To visualize, and my eye said “See ya later.”
A little practice might have sharpened it,
But what was needed here was not as much
A sharper as a higher order eye,
A whole other orb altogether.

Source: Poetry (March 2013).


This poem originally appeared in the March 2013 issue of Poetry magazine

March 2013
 Dan  Brown


Dan Brown’s most recent book of poems is Taking the Occasion (Ivan R. Dee, 2008), which won The New Criterion Poetry Prize. His Why Bach? is an online appreciation of the composer.

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