Bent Corners by Todd Cirillo

Everything we have
ever written
or read
to one another
is now marked
by bent corners
of a book
that has been shelved
and will rarely
be taken down.

But when it is,

we will read
those pages
with bent corners
reminding us
of all our best

Todd Cirillo is co-founder and editor of Six Ft. Swells Press. He is one of the originators of the After-Hours Poetry movement. He has eight books of poetry and his poems have appeared in numerous national and international literary journals, magazines and cocktail napkins everywhere. Todd lives in New Orleans, Louisiana. His latest book is Burning the Evidence published by Epic Rites Press and is available at You can find him at and

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