Thus Are My Stars Which Shineth
by Robert Nazarene

  1. Like Day-Glo from the dropped-tile ceilings
  2. of my mother’s basement, or out-of-the-way
  3. motels, squat against the single-minded hatch–
  4. et of sunlight, the Dakotan vastness
  5. of an empty bus or the suffocation
  6. of the nervous hospital’s waiting, waiting,
  7. waiting room, the Hallmark catalog
  8. of Who Cares? cards, mean friends
  9. or ones who are simply sad: a galaxy named
  10. after me:
  1. Glaxco–

  1. Welcome.
Packingtown Review – Vol.5, Fall 2013

Robert Nazarene is the recipient of a National Book Critic's Circle award and founded MARGIE / The American Journal of Poetry and IntuiT House Poetry Series. His volume of poems is CHURCH. His work has appeared in Ploughshares, Salmagundi, The Journal of The American Medical Association, STAND (U.K.) and elsewhere. He was educated at the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University.

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