"POEM BY ART & LETTERS MAGAZINE EDITOR BEN MAZER

By : Ben Mazer

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Through all the streets which lead to you, I love you.

The shadows fall in evening traffic's rush

to shine a lamplight on the stern facade

of high decorum in the royal manner.

This gets to you, prefiguring the focus

of future projects and fertility.

I am coolth let out upon the evening

rides high the wind and barrels for their feeling

I sport no guy but aimless macadam,

focused on winning, for the national team!

Corrupt politicians and drug pushers mix.

Everyone marries. True love is north nor south.

I will get there late in the day, in a storm,

and sleep like a baby in the new world.

—Ben Mazer

Mazer's forthcoming collection is The Ruined Millionaire (MadHat Press). He lives in Cambridge.

This poem chosen by Art & Letters Magazine @editorsartletters





Originally published in-print in Boston Compass Newspaper #150 September 2022

 

Check out all the art and columns of September's Boston Compass at www.issuu.com/bostoncccompass

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