I CAME TO STEAL THE DARKNESS
On my oyster afternoon
the sea’s a safety, how we rise
then the grass grows back, again
and the short history of summer
is when you work you get your beer.
Why the weight is worth its gold
I’ll never recommend. We may be
deprived of the life we need to live…
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Amy King is the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the Women’s National Book Association (WNBA) Award. Her latest collection, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. She co-edited with Heidi Lynn Staples the anthology Big Energy Poets of the Anthropocene: When Ecopoets Think Climate Change. She also co-edits the anthology series, Bettering American Poetry, and is a professor of creative writing at SUNY Nassau Community College.