Nick Flynn Night Poems

  • 1.
    It nests in the hollow of my pelvis, I carry it with both hands, as if
    offering my stomach, as if it were pulling me forward.

    At night the sun leaks from it, it turns cold, I sleep with it
    ...
  • 2.
    He reads my latest attempt at a poem
    and is silent for a long time, until it feels
    like that night we waited for Apollo,
    my mother wandering in and out of her bedroom, asking,
    ...
  • 3.
    At the end there were straws
    in her glove compartment, I'd split them open
    to taste the familiar bitter residue, near the end
    I ate all her Percodans, hungry to know
    ...
  • 4.
    I dreamt your suicide note
    was scrawled in pencil on a brown paperbag,
    & in the bag were six baby mice. The bag
    opened into darkness,
    ...
Total 4 Night Poems by Nick Flynn

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