I've cultivated a nostalgia.

Author:Coffel, Scott

I've cultivated a nostalgia so frugal it re-lives

the death of communism without party favors or vodka, your

embryo taking root

and Ceausescu executed within hours

of each other on a Christmas morning

five years down the road from this consensual foot massage

in the balcony of the recital hall,

our pleasure advancing without resistance, our souls

privy to a sense of scale that makes a flea circus out of history.

SCOTT COFFEL's poems have...

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