Poem Excluding Guyliner
A homeless man serves our cat love potion from
a Big Gulp®. We watch from the bedroom
window and imagine living in a smarter Texas. It
was a stormy evening, and our kisses were filled
with potholes and bagpipes. After the storm, a
clergy of clouds took the long way home in a
story coded with bliss.
Poem Excluding Mathematics
At the infant’s birthday party we put the cats to
sleep before lighting the trick candles. You record
it all in a journal, for a script your working on,
you say. You read the opening sentence aloud to
everyone at the party. “The afternoon is
something worth bedazzling.” A security camera
pans anxiously across the parking lot forever.
Noah Falck is the author of Snowmen Losing Weight (BatCat Press, 2012), and several chapbooks including Celebrity Dream Poems (Poor Claudia, 2013). He lives in Buffalo, NY, where he works as education director at Just Buffalo Literary Center and co-curates the Silo City Reading Series in an abandoned grain silo along the Buffalo River.