Game | Rachel J. Bennett

$ 7.00

 

Rachel J. Bennett is the author of On Rand McNally's World, from dancing girl press. Her poems are included in the Brooklyn Poets Anthology, from Brooklyn Arts Press, and Pith: Year One, from Kin Press. Recent poems appear in Big Lucks, Bodega, LEVELER, Rattle, Salt Hill Journal, Sixth Finch, and Vinyl Poetry. She grew up on the Illinois-Iowa border and lives in New York City. Find more at www.racheljbennett.net.

 

 

For the Programmer

 

I didn’t become myself

until you

 

it’s true the lens

was cracked

also how the war was

never mentioned

 

we wanted everyone

 

to love us because

we didn’t

love anyone

as much as we said

 

I wrote an opera

called the horizon

variations to win

you and if I foundered

it’s because

you weren’t

the sea

 

the force field wasn’t

your careful

breaks nor countless

fruits (the ones

I now call

apples) but

the thing I’ll

never say again

 

which I wrote down

as your name

 

on the screen with

all the high scores