A Poem by Noah Falck
by Mark Bibbins, Editor
Poem Excluding Babysitter
As we drive past the cemetery we hold
our breath for several minutes. Our
faces grow obscene floral patterns. In
our breathlessness, our skulls empty
themselves. Trees in winter. Our
children in the backseat became the
moral of the story — startling us with
propaganda, with sudden musicality,
with their small, loose teeth.
Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight, and several chapbooks including Celebrity Dream Poems and Life as a Crossword Puzzle. He works as education director at Just Buffalo Literary Center and co-curates the Silo City Reading Series in an abandoned grain silo along the Buffalo River.
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