• POETRY

BRYCE BERKOWITZ | Let Me Paint Thanksgiving, 2019




There are a million ways to shoot guns

at the edge of a soy field. Maybe I like

the tough life, take-out on Thanksgiving,

crumpled Parliament boxes on a hoopty

floorboard, gathering around a photo album

with people you once loved, and asking,

Who’s this? Some people wonder,

how much time do I have left

to become the person I want to be?

I drive to our first trailer,

roll down the window,

and listen to loons

croon in the

night.



 

Bryce Berkowitz is the winner of the Austin Film Festival's AMC TV Pilot Award (2021). He is the author of Bermuda Ferris Wheel, winner of the 42 Miles Press Poetry Award (forthcoming 2022). His writing has appeared in Best New Poets, New Poetry from the Midwest, The Sewanee Review, The Missouri Review, and other publications. He teaches at Butler University. Find him at: www.bryceberkowitz.com