The DVD Bang* by Dawn Angelicca Barcelona

In the middle of six glasses of beer
is the flicker of a bad Virginia Woolf remake.

Your hands, always anchored to piano keys,
set the screen in motion. They were dancing.

We started in a dark room. I thought maybe
both of us couldn’t fit. Orlando wakes up on the TV.
Ayearago                   intheglimmer                  ofanotherroom
          layourshadow          onthefloor.        thehallway
floodedlightin        sowelet              abriefmoment
         enterustoo        withoutthescreen         playing
musicinthis           island-club’s           karaokeroom

Your hand blocked my head from beating
staccato on the wall. I miss your sounds.

I loved your impulse as much as I loved you.

* Korean word for “room”

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Bio: Dawn Angelicca Barcelona is a New Jersey born-and-bred poet who graduated from Rutgers University in 2014. Her English honors thesis on Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s Dictee inspired her to live and work in South Korea for two years where she worked for The Fulbright Program, teaching English to elementary school students and serving as the Editor-in-Chief of The Fulbright Korea Infusion literary magazine. Now back in the U.S., Dawn continues to write poetry and works on the talent team at MuleSoft in San Francisco.
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