Examples of the delightful titles: "Poem in Which I Go to the Movies* and See My Future in the Previews," "Poem With a Line From an Ad for Capital One," "What to Pack for the Apocalypse."
*And today two local movie theatres, maybe more, are talking about re-opening! Alas, as our Covid-19 rate is rising, and I expect mitigation measures soon....
I loved looking through "Darwin's Telescope" at lines like these:
Pretty soon, belief becomes suspension bridge.
Not long after, I take Underdog,with his little white U and blue cartoon cape, to be my psychic savior.
I, too, have my hungers. The hunter-gatherer in me. The need to name on the table of my tongue. The need the need the need
From "What to Pack..." this scary couplet:
When heads of state play chicken
on a cliff, the speed of the hotrod is everybody's business.
From "In Due Time," a set of letters addressed, "Dear Future":
Our steps are bedeviled
with questions: What
will we be
when we grow up? Will we walk
through a door or fall
off the edge?
And this terribly pertinent couple of lines, standing out in my Covid reading: "...Spare no expense // on the latest vaccine."
I love those swinging light bulbs, Nina's big ideas, but the sepia gloom of our possible future scares me, moths coming for the light.