[Realpoetik] Peter Bogart Johnson
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Wed Oct 3 19:01:01 PDT 2007
Peter Bogart Johnson currently works as a grant-writer for a New York
City non-profit, and also co-edits the journal LIT. He holds an MFA
from The New School, and his work has appeared in "I do this, I do
that" and in the chapbook anthology "Earshot: the First Offenders."
He lives in Brooklyn with his wife.
A desert ridge over a red roof inn. Day old typewriter, dried up
orange juice. Bob's Big Boy, a thermometer. A clean, clean street.
A backyard that goes and goes. Irrigation ditch. A tree out of
nowhere. A car park and a light bulb store. Street racing and low
cloud cover. A jet test. A water park. Snakebites. Lovingly held
walkmans. Lovingly stroked velour. Foreign smog. A road to your
house, a road over the hill. Long dips in the pool. Long dips
between bulwarks and Yucca. A decent price for electricity. Air
conditioning before lunch in the yard. Aluminum and stucco over the
pool. A bright light, no tunnel. An onramp. A concrete divider. An
onramp. Action movies, 32 oz's. A dusty sidewalk. It's dry heat,
anyway. A subcontract for garbage disposal. A neon nameplate.
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