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South Fork Poetry: ‘Good Things’

Wed, 04/20/2022 - 17:08

To start with, I made it through 
a routine morning, 
walked to the dry cleaner
without any trousers 
admired my legs 
with a woman in an SUV 
(fresh air, the stink) 
and read how everything 
is meaningless, like a dream.
Nothing is real 
least of all heartache, 
rode the subway thinking 
once you’ve learned 
to love death
with your whole heart
you are free. 
Walking to my office
a familiar homeless beggar 
on the corner
Mario the doorman said 
there are so many good things.

From “New York,” the latest poetry collection by Lucas Hunt, formerly of Springs. It will be out from Thane & Prose on May 2.

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