• Adam D. Weeks

Oh body, as I leave this


theater, I feel you heavy as the night, fog

folding its hands into thick blankets placed over

the empty street—the cinema spills across

the concrete. Popcorn, candy, some hand-me-

down script traced and retraced

with trembling fingers. Sex scene, soliloquy,

a sweet memory to take to bed. This is

what we carry with us: the wind singing

the same song of horror, of action, of every

myth we’ve made ourselves. I find my arms

unable to reach, each body building

off mine like a collection of sectioned

stories reworded. But oh film,

oh feature, this body is

a creature and I suppose I’m saying—

this is where we begin to end.

Adam D. Weeks is a senior undergraduate student studying creative writing at Salisbury University. He has poetry published or forthcoming in Poet Lore, Slipstream Press, The Shore, Prairie Margins, The Allegheny Review and Broadkill Review.

New Mexico State University

English Department

P.O. Box 30001, MSC 3E

Las Cruces, NM 88001

 

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