A Bearded Hipster Parent Watches – Michael Rerick

From: the collection Moss


a bearded hipster parent watches

a child play with park sticks

with purpose



under a fir tree entertain drunk teenagers

they think will survive into adulthood


jogging the mountain

a couple smiles

bouncing vows


to walk grass with a dog

invites a penetrable radius

of anonymity


    purposeless afternoons

ponder bees and honey clover

to fulfill summer citizenship


Michael RerickMichael Rerick lives and teaches in Portland, OR. Work recently appears or is forthcoming at Angel City ReviewPorridge Magazine, and Potluck Magazine. He is also the author of In Ways Impossible to FoldmorefromThe Kingdom of BlizzardsThe Switch Yards, and X-Ray.

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