A Poem by Steven Karl

Us of Anna


you’d like to 
is bigger than 
bank accounts, or
desire thereof, 
accumulation of  
which in the 
absence of

it seems enough 
delusions to be 
equal sum of 
some spectacular,
                                          etc. yet,  
                                                                   ponds are made motives  
                                                                   necessity to emulate with  
                                                                   held hands,  entertained 
                                                                   turtles on a log,
                                                                   girl’s laugh,  

us of Anna 
sun shifts 
from in but 
each a to be
taken. we

                                     but ah,  
                                                                 moved us 
                                                                 gone. us 

                                     flame in, 


Steven Karl is the author of State(s) of Flux, a collaboration chap(art)book with Joseph Lappie (Peptic Robot Press, 2009), (Ir)Rational Animals (Flying Guillotine Press, 2010) and forthcoming e-chap, emissions/ of (H_ngm_n, 2011). He has poems in or forthcoming from Vinyl and Jellyfish. He is the News Editor for Coldfront Magazine and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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