Each Time by Bob Heman

Factual disputes cause the sun to rise later. The word “exception” is ignored each time it appears. There is a man or a woman or there is not. There are animals they are told about but never see. There is a house where the light cannot be turned off, and another that is always dark. Each time there is a machine that is important. Each time what is described has dimensions of its own.

 


Bob Heman‘s prose poems are included in the anthologies A Cast-Iron Aeroplane That Can Actually Fly: Commentaries from 80 Contemporary American Poets on Their Prose Poetry (MadHat Press), An Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), and The Best of the Prose Poem: An International Journal (White Pine Press).


Photo by Garett Mizunaka

 

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