December 5, 2010

December 5th: MC Hyland

Barely a skyline

there perhaps is a kind of loss within the hotel     but yes this is
a doorway into the river

the day rippling over brick where the ditch is a bright slash

so high in the hand tree     fronds block the coffins
faces rippling in sentient light

a few leaves left at the edge of reason     open
to a slow sunlight

sucking mouth berthed at the side so the way light moves
might be a set of tubes over all the white walls

a freakishly wincing predator    
tears at the breast     above the rain-filled street

man-up on a park bench     understand
that dress blinking in the sun    

MC Hyland’s first full-length book of poems, Neveragainland, is being released in January by Lowbrow Press. Her chapbooks include Every Night In Magic City (H_NGM_N, 2010), Residential, As In (Blue Hour Press, 2009) and (with Kate Lorenz and Friedrich Kerksieck) the hesitancies (Small Fires Press, 2006). She lives in Minneapolis, where she runs DoubleCross Press and the Pocket Lab Reading Series, and works as an administrator and occasional letterpress instructor at the Minnesota Center for Book Arts.

1 comment:

Jeffrey Brian said...

I love it!

*so high in the hand tree/fronds block the coffins/faces rippling in sentient light*