Country Music
an online journal of poetry
Home Issue 8 Contents Author Bios Archives Manifesto Submit

Alexis Pope and Joshua Young

from I Am Heavy w/ Feeling

Take the map from the back seat

hold it there or closer imagine

a home birth in the apartment

beneath you the days leading up

you get more and more anxious

because you don’t want to deal

with that potential mess then

imagine it’s the apartment

above you it’s a new terror

really the water could get in

and who wants to deal with

the noise and then the baby

ok the drive is a long one

sweetheart I’m learning

a new language for you

emoji is an easy one to master

though some are better than others

screaming cat good afternoon with

a bloody syringe or is that medicine

there’s an answer for my attention

span somewhere here I will find it

in chrome the correct fit of the ring won’t

change my mind it’s never happening