I Remember Driving Across by Paul Koniecki

bandages of
missing night
in black
or blue
two lost
lanes the
only chance
we have
is the
one we
brought with
us rest
stop sex
she said
jesus christ
satisfies me
orally with
his tender
washroom mouth
the instant
i come
all my
sins are
forgiven the
hay bales
and the
empty water
towers scream
in the
seventh grade
gordy schenk
told me
his favorite
super hero
was wonder
woman with
her blue-eyes
and bracelets
of submission
hidden in
plain sight
that changed

(for Joe Brainard)

Paul Koniecki is co-curator of Pandora’s Box Poetry Showcase at Deep Vellum Books in Dallas, Texas where he also hosts the monthly open mic series, The Vellum Ouroboros. Most recently his chapbook, Reject Convention, was published by Kleft Jaw Press and his poems have appeared in a variety of journals and anthologies since 1985. Noted director Richard Bailey’s film, “One Of The Rough” contains several Paul Koniecki original poems and was shown at The Berlin Experimental Film Festival in December of 2016. When he isn’t writing he is dreaming of being reborn as a poetry tree. His motto remains, “I want to write a book of poetry to chase down loneliness and punch it in the face”.

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