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