Linnea Ogden Poems

 

 

 

Katherine Nash Gallery

 

The color of each car is named in passing

The strapping & unstrapping of the seats

 

Andy Goldsworthy could use the locust leaves

Pressed in the gutter.  A poor parking job

 

Each event continues after my arrival

 

The mousetraps are a little cleaner each morning

But if I touch them with a nail, they spring

 

To go to openings with children is to suffer

Get lost, freeway.  We know the side streets

 

It can be so refreshing to take out the screens

 

Now I will go to clubs (I have never gone to clubs)

Now I will be young (I have never been young)

 

What’s the difference between a mother & Bob Ross

The hands are shriveled, held near the cheeks

 

Maybe no one’s given you any lanolin yet

 

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Linnea Ogden is an MFA candidate at Brown University.  Her writing has appeared in Gulf Coast and will appear soon in Pleiades and Heliotrope.

 

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