“Small as it is, this poem deals with the continually fleeting and bewildering conditions of desire, fulfillment, ambition, guilt, and happiness. There’s some ambiguity in the ending, which can be read as both the lack of a direction or the direction of that which is lacking. Sometimes poets get to have their cake and eat it too.” —Noah Eli Gordon
Noah Eli Gordon is the author of The Word Kingdom in the Word Kingdom (Brooklyn Arts Press, 2015). He teaches at the University of Colorado–Boulder and lives in Denver, Colorado.
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