• ii.

    Jos Charles

    Fall 2022

    Who would believe my head
    touched the pillow before I fell asleep?
    That for weeks I thought like lines
    of a crosswalk a child sweeps?
    I sat, unruly, upon the corner
    of the street and did not thrash my arms
    or weep. I wore red and walked to the store
    I walk to on Fridays or Saturdays and listened to atrocious music from a telephone.

    Jos Charles is author of a Year & other poems and feeld (Milkweed Editions)—a Pulitzer Prize finalist and winner of the National Poetry Series—and Safe Space (Ahsahta Press). She resides in Long Beach, California, with her best friend and cat.

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