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Larry Narron—board setup: three poems

board setup: griptape


i use a razor

blade to cut out


an oval of sky

a screwdriver


to file down

the perimeter


of the night

blow the moon


dust off

my fingers


board setup: bolts


moods swing between

phillips & allen

one silver bolt


in the northeastern part

of these heavens

just under a light


year away from my heel

i'll take whatever

light's left of these


dim constellations

trusting their suns

won't rattle


won't slowly

unscrew themselves

from the sky as they burn


board setup: trucks


mall grabbers unite

give a shoutout


to the slappy kids

to the speed wobbles


we had coming

no matter how


many times you kiss

the concrete


you can't give up

the reward


of rolling away

so what


if you were born

& raised


in wheelbite city

grind the soul


all the way

to the axle


Larry Narron


Larry Narron's poems have appeared in Phoebe, Bayou, Hobart, Booth, and Sugar House Review, among others. They've been nominated for the Best of the Net and Best New Poets. Larry's first chapbook, Wasted Afterlives, was published in 2020 by Main Street Rag. He teaches language arts at a secondary school in San Diego.


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