POEM

NWR Issue 108

Trigonometry in Las Vegas


The hypotenuse of marriage is us
once the dog gets involved. We
chauffeured him to the probability

farm to roll in the clover and send
pictures home. Over the horizon
clambered the smell of lamb & rice…


A recent graduate of the Helen Zell Writers’ Program at the University of Michigan, John F Buckley has been writing poetry since March 2009, when his attempt at composing a self-help book went somewhat awry. After a twenty-year stint on and near the West Coast, he now lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife. His publications include various poems, two chapbooks, the collection, Sky Sandwiches, and with Martin Ott, Poets’ Guide to America and Yankee Broadcast Network. johnfbuckley.net

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