I said
out my back
with a sick pop

while the whole
world turned away
from the screen

While watching the midterm election results tonight, I stood up and my elbow (which I broke about 5 years ago). I was already thinking about the second part of the poem (not particularly original, given the evening’s activity) and it seemed that a tired–or ornery–stretch of an old man’s back might be an interesting election day image.


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