Writing Poems In The Free World by John Grochalski

having used google
to help me write poems
this morning

i’ve looked up

guns, hitler, nazis
mark david chapman
communism and genocide

i should be expecting a knock at my door
any moment now.

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John Grochalski is the author of The Noose Doesn’t Get Any Looser After You Punch Out (Six Gallery Press 2008), Glass City (Low Ghost Press, 2010), In The Year of Everything Dying (Camel Saloon, 2012), Starting with the Last Name Grochalski (Coleridge Street Books, 2014), and the novel, The Librarian (Six Gallery Press 2013). Grochalski currently lives in Brooklyn, New York, in the section that doesn’t have the bike sharing program.

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