WARDROBE BEST DRESSED: NATALIE SHAPERO’S “THOUGH IN ZERO GRAVITY”

Though In Zero Gravity

 

you must learn to recognize objects standing

on any end. He bought me a drink. I said THIS PEN

 

CAN WRITE IN SPACE, meaning this pen

explodes on planes. A child traveling alone

 

was sitting between us solving a What Is Wrong.

Goldfish bowl on a hot stove, kid, get

 

with it. Oh I am a wholly worthless person.

He said WHY IS IT THAT WE CAN’T GET OVER.

 

We went over it. I thought a ball

field was a radar screen. Oh I was close.

 

“Though In Zero Gravity” appeared in Natalie Shapero’s book, No Object, available from Saturnalia Books. Purchase your copy today!

 

Natalie Shapero is the author of No Object (Saturnalia, 2013), and her poems have appeared recently in The AwlCopper NickelPinwheel, TYPO, and elsewhere. She lives in Gambier, OH, where she is a Kenyon Review Fellow. 

 

This week’s Wardrobe Best Dressed was selected Lyric Dunagan. Dunagan is the Development Assistant at the Sundress Academy for the Arts and a graduate of the University of Tennessee. She was awarded the Bain Swiggett Poetry Prize in 2013, and has been published in The Volta’s Evening Will Come. She is currently waiting to hear back from various MFA programs and hopes to begin graduate school in Fall 2014.

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