Karyna McGlynn - I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl​/​It Wasn't Phenomenal, She Followed the Telephone Poles Up & Up

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I Have to Go Back to 1994 and Kill a Girl

It’s no wonder on my belly in
clothing inside police cars roll
their lights on
they don’t see but I must say
my old house a book in bed
I’m always tired It’s night & cold
I have to bury her
past but continue even after shining
I can only assume
1994 is a simpler I crawl up next to
my mother reads I want to knock
I need to tell her
with all these tract houses— the undeveloped field now
a black garbage bag in plot D down the treeless parkway
me in my freshman sundress
the significance of my presence time—not everyone is suspect
& look through a lit window on the glass, there’s something

It wasn’t phenomenal, she followed the phone poles up & up

she just kept walking
til it wasn’t so choke and violet
to weird her the farmhouse didn’t have a phone her father said he’d leave a light on but he left 2
the 2nd was dim from the loft of the barn
at night the road was something softer
she couldn’t stop following it tho the church’s cross stood up like the mast of a ship half-sunk in the side of a hill
tho someone hunkered downwind a few yards
off the road said there are a thousand green lights up there if you can stand the bramble if you can stand that fog it’ll bite you
like a kerchief full of ether when the phone rings


from LIT on LIT #3, released August 23, 2013



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