8/22/12

Dan Magers


TOTAL SUMMER VIBE

When you said Pratt party, I heard frat party.

The punk kid in the punk house laughs at the paint he wipes on my new shirt,
but I am an insane god.

My intern broke up with her boyfriend for me.
I did not ask for this. When she spoke
I saw your face.

Misheard lyrics of my favorite songs inextricably linked
to my love and that time.

Yeah, I love it the best.

Fetishize the moment into a lifetime.

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IN MY DAY PEOPLE WOULD LISTEN TO MUSIC ON CDs

Hey man, that’s a really cool album.
—It is?!

Then my twenty-year-old self steps from behind
the shadows and says what a jaded piece of shit.

I want the first time every time.

Like serial-killer normal,
the dream of a perfect reception,

the dream of never going out of style.

In a half-remembered blur of wanting to get it over with,
I died in my arms tonight.

Sometimes I like to massage the keyboard as;ldfjsl;dfsodugashg
  that was weird
  sorry

Dan Magers’s first book of poems, Partyknife, was published by Birds, LLC. He is co-founder and co-editor of Sink Review, an online poetry journal as well as founder and editor of Immaculate Disciples Press, a handmade chapbook press focused on poetry and visual arts collaborations. He lives in Brooklyn.

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