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The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2019

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SEPT 2019 Issue

POEM (“popular fear…”)

popular fear bad taste all of us glued
to a centralized rectangle

expectations  metaphysics
out the window

we wonder what happened when
all this got started

what moment,
(there must have been one)
when (inside)
the ball dropped
the glass shattered

& it all got
so particularly and irretrievably


Simon Pettet

Simon Pettet is a long-time resident of New York's Lower East Side. His Collected Poems, HEARTH (from Talisman House) is essential reading. His most recent volume (from the same publishers) is AS A BEE


The Brooklyn Rail

SEPT 2019

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