Kittenish, striped, deep like plush
Money…Vaughan wins first prize.
Trading fours, stylizing, intervening
Time makes rockstep footwork on the dais.
Close embrace, sweet derring-do.
Ash gray sequences stick with sass.
Sean Singer’s first book Discography won the Yale Series of Younger Poets Prize. He is writing his dissertation “Brick City: Newark’s Artistic Inquiry into Urban Crisis” in American Studies at Rutgers-Newark, where he teaches English and African American Studies. He lives in New York City.