From the book:
An unsatisfied mind knows
Nightspots as separate, sparring words.
Action comes home, dizzy and moist.
Out in the heat cops blow their tops.
Lowered brows look good at the boy.
In Memphis they do the do in Texas.
Tinkling pianos tell him so.
It's just a carnival tune winding
Down, ride done, bench seats sticky,
Night's candy sour in the morning's mouth.
His better half didn't ring, not once.
The amphibian self slithers back,
No feet to stand on.
He bites down hard on his last, best hope,
A rose puncturing the gums.
Timothy Gray was raised on the wooded shores of Keuka Lake in western New York. He took an undergraduate degree at Franklin and Marshall College, and received a Ph.D. from the University of California, Santa Barbara. Since 1998, he has been a professor of English at College of Staten Island, City University of New York, where he teaches American Literature and American Studies. Gray is author of Gary Snyder and the Pacific Rim: Creating Countercultural Community (2006) and Urban Pastoral: Natural Currents in the New York School (2010), both published by University of Iowa Press. Moonchild is his first collection of poetry.
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