Monday, March 23, 2015

New Poetry by Ron Riekki

Walking the Streets of Croix After Our Argument

There are a thousand bars.
I could get drunk,
so drunk
that I’d become a fossil.
I’d be a dinosaur.
I’d drink myself
to the Big Bang,
before we ever met,
before anyone ever met,
before anything ever happened,
and I’d be drunk there,
and young
in an alley,
to remember you.

- Ron Riekki 2015

Ron Riekki's books include U.P.: a novel, The Way North (Wayne State University Press, chosen by the Library of Michigan as a 2014 Michigan Notable Book), and Here: Women Writing on Michigan's Upper Peninsula (Michigan State University Press, May 2015,

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