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,







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.




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

















About Cynthia Coleman Emery

Professor and researcher at Portland State University who studies science communication, particularly issues that impact American Indians. Dr. Coleman is an enrolled citizen of the Osage Nation.
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