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.
Natalie Shapero is the author of No Object (Saturnalia, 2013), and her poems have appeared recently in The Awl, Copper Nickel, Pinwheel, 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.