From The Antioch Review, Summer 2013, Volume 71, Number 3
You decide to give up forks. It isn't much of a concession. You prefer spoons better anyway. More dependable, less likely to disappoint. Forks you imagine knocking at your door late some night tipsy and wanting to sing all the old songs. Knives, you gave up on knives ages go.
Kurt Olsson‘s first book, What Kills What Kills Us, Silverfish Review Press, won the Gerald Cable Book Award. Recent poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Alaska Quarterly Review, FIELD, Poet Lore, Mid-American Review, and Poetry East.
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