Driven by your desire say
or a wish for new things that are
sedated by the the hum
of the city. But frankness pulls
a thin reed, dumps into an ocean. You know
of it, the sound, the ripples,
where the shore is pummeled.
Todd Colby is the author of five collections of poetry, including Tremble and Shine (Soft Skull Press, 2004), Riot in the Charm Factory: New and Selected Poems (Soft Skull Press, 2003), Flushing Meadows (Scary Topiary Press, 2013) and Splash State (The Song Cave, 2014).