Poem of the Week: January 13th, 2014

Ryder Collins, author of our poem of the week, “Voyeur,” also has a novel, Homegirl!, available from Honest Publishing Press. More work from this Pushcart Prize nominated poet can be found in our Summer 2013 issue.

VOYEUR
By Ryder Collins

there’s someone at my window, sometimes i loom through shuttered blinds
& superimpose myself on the shadow that improvises my outside. i have no
get away plan just small dogs that throw fits whenever i’m near. they want
goddamned kibble but i’m too busy rooting up your radishes.

if i had a wife, i’d say it was for her cravings.

if you stopped me in your yard, I’d give you my first born daughter.

then i could breathe, if you stopped me.

i do not know what compels me to pull radishes. to ignore my babies. to say i
have a wife and daughter.

you have a hidden tower in your back pocket.

you are waiting until the day you catch me. then you could breathe. then i could have your daughter.


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