It was the military coming together on paper under glass to shine on me! they called me damp thing it was my name coming together under orders nothing would go unlaminated they said they said under orders after death all things must shine
Copyright © 2011 by Heather Christle. Used with permission of the author.
Heather Christle is the author of The Crying Book (Catapult, 2019) as well as four poetry collections, including Heliopause (Wesleyan University Press, 2015) and What Is Amazing (Wesleyan University Press, 2012). She is an assistant professor of creative writing at Emory University and lives in Decatur, Georgia.
Date Published: 2011-10-18
Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/my-pentagon