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Radial Symmetry (Yale Series of Younger Poets) Paperback – April 26, 2011
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The Milky Way sways its back
across all of wind-eaten America
like a dusty saddle tossed
over your sable, lunatic horse.
All the plains are dark.
All the stars are cowards.
But the attempt seems to me strained, and my only reaction is to wonder what in the world this person is ranting on about. The book's low point for me was an apparent ecstatic ode to drunk driving:
Last night I threw my lab coat in the fire
and drove all night through the Arizona desert
with a thermos full of silver tequila ...
Outside of Tucson, saguaros so lovely
considering the cold, and the fact that you
weren't there to warm me.
Suddenly drunk I was shouting that I wanted to see the stars ...Read more ›