Saturday Mar 25

KlinePeter Peter Kline's first collection of poems, Deviants, was published in the fall of 2013 by Stephen F. Austin State University Press.  A former Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University, he has also been honored with residency awards from the James Merrill House and the Amy Clampitt House, as well as the Morton Marr Poetry Prize from Southwest Review.  His poems have appeared in Poetry, Tin House, Ploughshares, and many other journals.  He can be found online at here.


Do you have time for me
out of your unweighed portion––
a grain, a gram’s transgression
against eternity?

(Next Saturday I’m free
for a transgression session.)
After your due devotions
do you have time for me?


Subdivide and conquer––
this side of Camelot
might yield a corner lot
to serve the Slurpee-drinker.

‘Realators’ and bankers
carve out their fixed percent
with Guinevere’s consent:
subdivide and conquer.