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I Should Mention Love

February 24, 2010

by Brent Goodman

We’re here to entertain each other
and find someone to share a name, right?
My body moves my mind around now
on prescribed walks. The cleared wooded lot
I thought meant construction, new neighbors:
since learned the landowners were just bored
with city life, came up one weekend
to make some noise. I should mention love.
Together, around the corner, we’ve
never seen our place from this distance.

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Brent Goodman (blog) is the author of three poetry collections, most recently The Brother Swimming Beneath Me (2009 Black Lawrence Press). His poems have appeared in Poetry, The Beloit Poetry Journal, Zone 3, Gulf Coast, Court Green, and elsewhere.

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