Published on Academy of American Poets (https://poets.org)


Everything Is Going To

As we unlocked it
there was nothing
in the safe
I wanted
to embrace
someone there
so intent to record
all we saw
paying attention meant
forgetting
everyone
but you
sexy
at that age or later on
a kind of stage
your solitude
a fictive situation
parceled among the crowd
multiplying your every gesture
in outline
unto degradation
I wanted to stop
defending comfort
and touch you to
begin undoing
the rigmarole
of our passing
union

Credit


Copyright © 2013 by Chris Hosea. Used with permission of the author.

Author


Chris Hosea

Chris Hosea's debut poetry collection, Put Your Hands In, was selected by John Ashbery as the winner of the 2013 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets.

Date Published: 2013-01-01

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/everything-going