Boyer Rickel

Box 10 (lyric)

a mist (his suffering)          a theme            and lacking closure           like the tick and spin

of sprinklers on the lawn          list-list-list, they hiss           lacking variation          the spin

of suffering: a drift dive          downward (like a leaf)          through sleep, through waking

a theme and variations          the tick and spin of days      (items on a list)           drift lines,

tide lines (the tick of leaves)        asleep, awake: the drift of closure             the day a mist




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Boyer Rickel's publications include remanence (Parlor Press, 2008), Taboo, essays (Wisconsin, 1999), arreboles (Wesleyan, 1991), and a poetry chapbook, reliquary (Seven Kitchens Press, 2009). His poems can be found in recent or forthcoming issues of Antennae, Free Verse, The Gettysburg Review, and The Laurel Review. He teaches in the U. of Arizona Creative Writing Program.




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