Nick Flynn 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.
    I go back to the scene where the two men embrace
    & grapple a handgun at stomach level between them.

    They jerk around the apartment like that
    ...
  • 3.
    Hover
    the imagined center, our tongues
    grew long to please it, licking

    ...
  • 4.
    I want to erase your footprints
    from my walls. Each pillow
    is thick with your reasons. Omens

    ...
  • 5.
    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,
    ...
  • 6.
    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
    ...
  • 7.
    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,
    ...
  • 8.
    Children under, say, ten, shouldn't know
    that the universe is ever-expanding,
    inexorably pushing into the vacuum, galaxies

    ...
  • 9.
    Bees may be trusted, always,
    to discover the best, nay, the only

    human, solution. Let me cite
    ...
Total 9 Poems by Nick Flynn

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