POEM Travis Mossotti

NWR Issue 101

Going Home Again

Through the empty Scotch glass I see
the bright pink flowers on the fence,
like God’s one drunken child densely
pondering the pinked circumstance

of going home tomorrow on
a plane to loved ones left unchanged
in my absence...

Travis’ Mossotti’s poetry has appeared in such places as the Antioch Review, Dark Horse, Manchester Review, Poetry Ireland Review, Southwest Review and The Southern Review. Mossotti was awarded the 2011 May Swenson Poetry Award by judge Garrison Keillor for his first collection of poems, About the Dead (USU Press, 2011), and his chapbook My Life as an Island was published by Moon City Press in 2013. Mossotti currently resides in the US. More on Travis can be found here.

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