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The Thousand Somethings of Someone

Could have been
otherwise and 
birdsong make us 
nauseous. And
gigantic roiling sunsets
give us vertigo. The
world of flowers is
for insects, not 
us. But tonic
is durance among.

Credit


Copyright © 2012 by Forrest Gander. Used with permission of the author.

Author


Forrest Gander

Forrest Gander is the author of several poetry collections, including Be With (New Directions, 2018), winner of the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Poetry. He currently serves on the Board of Chancellors of the Academy of American Poets. 

Date Published: 2012-08-13

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/thousand-somethings-someone