minima and maxima / Nissa Holtkamp

$ 7.00


dancing girl press, 2013

 Nissa Holtkamp is a Chicago poet and author of the chapbooks Tinterchange and Vetches and Tares.

We Are Lost

We are lost. We are liars. We are a
Lot. We give hand over fist. We don’t know
Where anything is. We fall down drunk in

Front of the kids. We swing and miss. We are
Lost in slow light, the soft shadow of a
Fist. We sleep on post office steps and dream

Dark dreams. Lost as teeth and earrings. We sneeze
And pay in pennies. Our chromosomes sing,
“Feed.” We collude, call our crutch a sunbeam.