Poem 12

jessebrown-charlotte-nc-mountain-khakisEverything I want

Everything I want is right here

Right here

On the glossy pages

Of the magazine

Where you can buy

Collared shirts,

Hiking trousers,

Socks,

Caps,

Shoes,

Belts,

Bags.

 

I can become this outfitted man

Tanned and muscled.

Climbing mountains,

Tickling his pooch,

Roasting marshmallows

Driving a truck

Against a pink sunset,

Blue mountains,

Pristine forests.

 

I look up from the pages

And there’s my honey,

Who smiles at me from across the table

And says,

I have everything I need.

 

#30poemsin30days

 

Image from http://jessebrowns.com/brands/mountain-khakis/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. She is enrolled with the Osage tribe.
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