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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Dear David’ by Matthew Burgess with @knoxmomi_365

This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Dear David’ by Matthew Burgess. Burgess is the author of Slippers for Elsewhere (UpSet Press, 2014). He teaches at Brooklyn College and is a poet-in-residence in New York City elementary schools with Teachers & Writers Collaborative. He lives in Brooklyn.

I have matched mobile art work entitled ‘Day 363/365 December 29, 2018 @1.31pm” by @knoxmomi_365 – Julienne with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.


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‘Dear David’ ©Matthew Burgess

This morning I looked

for your book online

and almost bought it

from the evil giant

but balked. Instead

I wrote a poem in bed

about a faux-leopard

jacket while drinking

coffee from a Bette

Midler mug. Marcel

says when he catches

himself self-censoring

he knows to add it

anyway. Anyway

I scrambled eggs

before rearranging

my book shelves,

extracting the ones

I can live without.

Those I put in a box

for prisoners (who

want dictionaries

and classic fiction,

the website says)

and later the buyer

in Red Hook took

a towering stack

for a seventeen buck

credit. I skimmed

the spines and there

you were! Like new!

On the cover in blue

pants, a violet plaid

shirt, surrounded by

bright particulars!

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