Iowa Writes

* * *

I miss my Brooklyn days
before I had home,
just your bed and Bedford.
The L was white like cum
and dust felt comfortable as I could
touch the sky while drinking sunlight
for pennies at Lenora's Corner.
Gone now, but when we drank
there that bottle we shared
tasted so good shared

not severed. An East River
with no Bridge, no suspension,
and no current to carry
                      this summer.
Our laughs
              on two-way streets,
                            I stopped
                            for fruit
              and you kept walking.

About Iowa Writes

Since 2006, Iowa Writes has featured the work of Iowa-identified writers (whether they have Iowa roots or live here now) and work published by Iowa journals and publishers on The Daily Palette. Iowa Writes features poetry, fiction, or nonfiction twice a week on the Palette.

In November of 2008, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) designated Iowa City, Iowa, the world's third City of Literature, making the community part of the UNESCO Creative Cities Network.

Iowa City has joined Edinburgh, Scotland and Melbourne, Australia as UNESCO Cities of Literature.

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Craig Moreau received his MFA from New York University and attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate studies.  He lives in New York City and recently was a teaching fellow for NYU's Veterans Workshop.  Chelsea Boy is his first book of poetry.

About the poem:
* * * originally appeared in Chelsea Boy, a collection of poems by Craig Moreau, published by Chelsea Station Editions in 2011. It is reprinted with permission from the author.

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