When I Wink At You It's Because I Love Being Alive
When I grow up I want to be
everywhere at once. I'm slowly
learning. A collection of fragmented
anything can become new. It’s so
enjoyable how Jay Z seems to know
things about me before I do. I want to
write a poem that is all encompassing.
I say : WORK IT. I say : IT'S YOUR
WORLD, WE'RE JUST LIVING IN IT.
Trying to guess at what's original seems
like a waste of time. There are so many
parts to everything. When I grow up I
want to walk into a room and hear someone
yell : OH SHIT. All I'm saying is : when I
wink at you it's because I love being alive.
IAN BROWN's poetry has been featured in PANK and The Best American Poetry blog. He holds an MFA in Creative Writing from The New School and works as an adjunct professor at The College for Creative Studies in Detroit. His chapbook, I Grow Small, was selected by Dorothea Lasky for publication and will be released in Fall 2014 by The New School.
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