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August 10, 2022 Poetry

Two Poems

Mackenzie Moore

Two Poems photo

I'm Not

Losing / floundering
ignoring / coasting
retreating/ rethinking
stalling / shrinking

I am settling my debts
clearing the inventory
and wiring the electric
to be seen in my own light

I will let you know when I’m
zeroed out, gassed up
and ready to run in the black,

Echo Park

I went home because:
my liver and my melatonin
that’s where I draw the line

the kind of fight where
we don’t really look
each other in the eye

for a day after. Just as well.
I needed the rest of Sunday just
to pick the salt out of my eyelashes.

image: Aaron Burch