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Kenneth Pobo

Retyping – A Poem by Kenneth Pobo

Retyping
by Kenneth Pobo

In the bottom drawer, poems
from forty years ago, paper yellowed,
under a VHS of Bette Davis in
Beyond The Forest and stashed pages
of blah stuff about old finances–

a map to a self gone vague,
like finding Instamatic photos,
people I have my arm around,

names lost. Here’s me, in a silver
disco shirt. Or me in patio shoes
and a perm.

I retype each one, meet myself,
shake hands with earlier selves
who I thought were dead
but lives again. My current self

sprawls across the couch,
Stan upstairs at his computer,
my predecessors planning something
in the kitchen.

About the Poet:

Kenneth Pobo has a new book forthcoming called The Antlantis Hit Parade (Clare Songbirds Publishing House). His work has appeared in: Nimrod, Mudfish, Glass, Philadelphia Stories, and elsewhere.

Continuing – A Poem by Kenneth Pobo

Continuing

Helen lives on an island,
a sandy petal. War comes.
She makes her meals,
sells what she can
in her small shop,
sits with the moon,

a sick child,
waits.

 

 

About the Poet:
Kenneth Pobo has a new book forthcoming from Circling Rivers called Loplop in a Red City. His work has appeared in: Mudfish, Nimrod, Colorado Review, The Fiddlehead, and elsewhere. His Twitter is @KenPobo.

 

 

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