poet's note: Read straight across, jumping over white spaces. It can be helpful to place a ruler or a piece of white paper to cover the text below where you are, and then move it down as you read.
This poem first appeared in Delirious: A Poetic Celebration of Prince, edited by Dianne Borsenik (NightBallet Press, 2016), and in the late Inigo Online Magazine.
Vince Gotera is a professor of English at the University of Northern Iowa, where he served as Editor of the North American Review (2000-2016). He is Editor of Star*Line, the print journal of the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association. Recent poems appeared in Altered Reality Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Crooked Teeth Literary Magazine, Eleven Eleven, Voices de la Luna, and Eye to the Telescope. He blogs at The Man with the Blue Guitar <vincegotera.blogspot.com>.
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