person Tom Snarsky, two poems

Tom Snarsky teaches mathematics at Malden High School in Malden, Massachusetts, USA.

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Ennui Inverse

The nowness of the danger of the failure to begin. Something waits at the end of the hall to comfort you. Imagine it’s strictly worse & your fault. Everyone has one terrifying wish. Captive, fugitive, symptom, lark. The pain of the future spreads across your body. The looseness of something spoken you didn’t record. Everyone has one dark year. The sound comes first, then the light. The light comes after.

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Hilt Logic

I’m into poetry for the narcissism
Of never getting corrected. Other

Reasons, too. When you see baptism
In its proper, crystalline structure, the

Bells should begin to point to-
Ward the future we all agreed on:

                                                              a baby
Anteater, poking around in the dark.

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