CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
CONNECTING PEOPLE TO IDEAS AND TO EACH OTHER
Poetry

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“A Roadside Chapel near Tivoli” (1835) by August Georg Friedrich Lucas (German, 1803-1863). Watercolor over graphite. Image courtesy of The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, 2012. The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

I dream about you during the work week with teddy bears in my mouth &
you with a sword impossible to own. The second sentence is love isn’t
loving anyone for less than your entire life if you want your life to last that
long
. We come together for the sake of not knowing what else to do. The
words are the ones, along with the sounds, that define us & lay us down to
rest. The living part of me believes the earth is a chapel.

Parker Tettleton is the author of OURS MINE YOURS (Pitymilk Press 2014), GREENS (Thunderclap Press 2012), & SAME OPPOSITE (Thunderclap Press 2010). More information can be found here.
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