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Fast Poetry Project

July 4, 2017

#68

 

The post office crows

hop along the top of the

bus stop depot

and cock their

sinister necks,

eyeing us bus stop

dreck

with disdain.

And we wait

to be saved

by public transportation,

hoping they didn’t

memorize our faces.

 

#69

 

I tried to elevate myself from

this deep, dank hole

on the promise of standing

on the shoulders

of those who came before me,

but their skeletons

keep collapsing under my weight.

 

See more work by poet Kevin Swantek in the second edition of the Lady Blue Literary Arts Journal.

About the Author

 

Kevin Swantek graduated with an A.A. from Grays Harbor College, where he first began to study poetry under the mentorship of Lynne Lerych. His one-act play, “Fallen from Grace” was produced through Grays Harbor College, where he also earned the Outstanding English Student of the Year award in 1999. Kevin graduated from the University of Washington with B.A. degrees in both Drama, and English. He has co-produced two low-budget feature films. Outside of work, Kevin regularly volunteers as an actor and supernumerary for the Seattle Opera. He started his “Fast Poetry Project” on Instagram in November of 2012.  

 

 

 

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