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Short Poem: Gravity

Nick's a graduate of USF, where he studied English and Philosophy. He also attended Columbia University's MFA Creative Writing program.



Interspersed with brick walls.

I’m forgetting why the branch spreads itself out.

My dependence resembles a child wearing a paper crown

in the grocery aisle, scolding mom

for not buying another candy bar.

Forgetting why the river splits:

what holds me here is what

keeps the sun just close enough,

what keeps the sun just far enough.