a pretty a day

somewhere i have never traveled, gladly beyond any experience

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Under your tee shirt it’s flat as the Midwest and I
want to live there. I’m sick
of cities, of coasts, of oceans
relentlessly nagging the beach. I want the meat
and potatoes of you, want the obvious
choice for big spoon to be you, want to
give up my cocksure swagger and swoon
over yours instead.
Ali Shapiro, “American Dream,” published in The Collagist (via bostonpoetryslam)