[Realpoetik] Peter Bogart Johnson

RealPoetik Magazine realpoetik at scn9.scn.org
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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