in a narrow
on every side
by the neigh-
of future wars
in the line
the scare quotes
and choked on
what hung there
in the air
stripped of that
in each throat's
About this Poem
"This excerpt is from a book about Occupy Oakland and related political struggles. It attempts to find forms of representation adequate to the social and affective contents of the historical conjunctures that have sprung up in Oakland, Calif., and elsewhere over the last few years."
About David Buuck
David Buuck is, along with Juliana Spahr, the coauthor of "An Army of Lovers" (City Lights, 2013). He lives in Oakland, Calif.
The Academy of American Poets is a nonprofit, mission-driven organization, whose aim is to make poetry available to a wider audience. Email The Academy at poem-a-day[at]poets.org.
(c) 2014 David Buuck
Distributed by King Features Syndicate
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