Poem of the Week: September 3rd, 2014

Ricky Garni is a graphic designer and cyclist living in Carrboro, North Carolina. His latest work, Butterscotch, was released in 2012.

THE MYTH OF GEOGRAPHY
By Ricky Garni

I know that if you go to the left side of the United States and look down,
there are sea otters.

If you go to the right side of the United States, and look out, there is water
as far as you can see.

If you look farther, you see castles. If you look farther than that, you see smoke.

If you look farther than that, your eyes fall down, and you see galaxies.

Galaxies which look like the Fourth of July but really, really big. Humongous.

If you stand still.

Your Mother says: come inside. Be careful. Eat everything. Look at me
when I talk to you.


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