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‘East of Amagansett’

Tue, 08/13/2019 - 14:58
South Fork Poetry
Lucas Hunt
Simon Van Booy

What a shock to find the person

    you would most like to meet

Holding a glass of wine at a party

    for a holy festival by the sea.


Such people haunt post offices

    with large eyes and cell phones,

Speak like multiethnic travelers

    in rural, homogenous zones


And take photographs to design

    things that address the era.

They drink bitter indigenous tea

    with lemon and agave nectar,


Smoke herb with glee and dance

    to electro-hop sans shame.

I met one who was like a dream

    and became the harbinger


For new love, when split logs fell

    from axe to driveway, it was

Time to run around the house

    and thank stars above the ocean.


From Lucas Hunt’s latest collection, “Hamptons,” published by Thane & Prose. A former Springs resident who studied in the M.F.A. program at Southampton College, he runs Hunt Auctioneers.


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