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Friday, November 16, 2012

Poem of the Week: Our First Apartment, Ryan Mattern

Many thanks to Ryan Mattern who was the first responder to the call for poetry. He never fails to produce wonderful work.  -L


We dug the pyramids up
from the foundation
of a kitchenette building.

We carved our initials
into a booby-trap wooden spike
lodged in the ribs of a raider’s skeleton.

We spray painted a mustache
on Akhenaten’s upper lip.
Spent the night inside Tutankhamen’s crypt.

A pigeon perched on the fire escape
flew in through a missing brick.
We locked it in with us.

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