Poetry News: From Couch To Couch, Never Leaving The House

A Selection Of Poems From Local A.m. Langston’s New Release

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From Couch to Couch
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there’s a smell coming from the southwest

it blows north

and it ain’t leaving

so while you wake up on the porch with

a french press

the air isn’t crisp

it’s afraid

shuddering in fear of the

nuclear explosion that

will kill us all

but you don’t remember they’re down there

as you burn your lip

even though that smell seeping out of the sand

is coming for you

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you see globs of thick

colored oil

when you think of art

some of these fuckers

write about those globs

others about nature

things that just exist

the back of my eyes

when I can’t think

get slathered with that brown and green


not sure what that tells me

but I know it when I’m wiping the inside of

my skull out

it’s because I couldn’t hear the truth

it’s hard to hear what the truth sounds like

with all these people looking down on you

but take comfort knowing

they’ve probably never heard of it.
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