Monday Jul 16

Richards-Poetry Sundin Richards is the author of The Hurricane Lamp (Otis Nebula, 2010). His work has appeared in many journals, including Colorado Review, Interim, Volt, Zone, Sugar House Review, Thrush Poetry Journal and Western Humanities Review, where he won the Utah Writer’s Competition for Poetry. He has been twice nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is Poetry Editor for Jumping Blue Gods. He lives in Salt Lake City.

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     Jungfrau



     Ply me
        there

     Caught by
        the eye

     Of a
        dare

     The marker
        says

     Mile One
        for a change

     I like to keep
        a little fire

     In my
        pocket

     Keep your
        powder

     Dry you
        sexy

     Little
        monster




     The Forever


     It’s been a
     wet century
     so far

     A blessing
     in reverse

     I do what I want
     with what I see

     The smell of
     welding is the
     smell of my family

     Lapsarian
     at least

     Take this thirst
     and make a slave
     of it

     You’ve gone
     to the agora

     And today I
     take a train
     to the west




     Hunting in Heaven


     Rats in the
     fucking sun

        Thus this
        thus this

     The grass
     stays green

        Under snow
        under ice

     Out is
     a code

        For
        wonder

     And I let
     you into

        My escape
        plan

     And was
     brutal in

        My Ithika
        thinking

     Never to
     be lost

        Dromenon
        dromenon

     Pulsate beyond
     funereal fact

        I love my
        motor system

     As a bad
     pet

        In a
        bag

     The sun stays
     in the middle

        Even in park
        ing lots

     There’s no
     dying

        But I have
        made flight

     From that
     pasture

        Where your
        light offends

     The end of
     the world