Mark Yakich

Unrelated Individuals Forming A Group Waiting To Cross Their Legs
by Michael _________

Don't ask me to papier-mâché Jesuses; I've tried. I wrote this author's obit years ago and every morning I look in the paper, but he's still not there. It's sad because I've not been paid for the writing yet. Maybe I'm overstating the case. Maybe the bird's eye view is too much about personal apocalypse. Apocalypse-the living bury the living and all. My question is shall we really let the living plants in the living room die?

Mark Yakich's first collection of poems was a winner in the 2003 National Poetry Series and will be published by Penguin in May 2004.