This poem is taken from Stand 219, 16(3) August - September 2018.

Kevin Ducey Two Poems
Another whale story
              Trident CafĂ©, Boulder, Colorado

The volatile tectonics of the housing mkt
overwhelm even the otherworldly
reserve of the geologists
who so love the place.

Second shift
                  After Ovid

       Slat bench in a basement.
  Workcrews not yet fixed. We wait
             for the manager to appear

       and count us off in fours
             for the daily
       twenty-story sweep of the building.

Garbage bins to every crew,
           set on wheels,
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