Monday, April 04, 2011

Brian Foley [Part Three]

IT TAKES LONGER TO GATHER LIGHT


it takes longer
to gather light
from under

to replenish
each please
thieved

over a goon
shoulder
put up with

what sea
could take it to the
other side

and bring
you to me to be
believed

where else
but in the frame
love forms

for the simple
reason that
it does not insist



Brian Foley is the author of the chapbooks The Constitution (Horseless Press, 2011) & The Black Eye (Brave Men Press, 2010). His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Boston ReviewSpringgunAction YesSaltgrassColumbia Poetry JournalPoor Claudia, & elsewhere. He curates the jubilat reading series in Amherst, MA, and co-runs Brave Men Press.