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Kevin Varrone

Kevin Varrone is the author of G-Point Almanac: Passyunk Lost (Ugly Duckling Presse, 2010). He is a cofounder of Beautiful Swimmer Press and teaches literature and writing at Temple University. He lives in Philadelphia.

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poem I wrote sitting across the table from you

if I had two nickels to rub together
I would rub them together

like a kid rubs sticks together
until friction made combustion

and they burned

a hole in my pocket

into which I would put my hand
and then my arm

and eventually my whole self––
I would fold myself

into the hole in my pocket and disappear

into the pocket of myself, or at least my pants

but before I did

like some ancient star

I’d grab your hand