"Penny Shouts" by Laurie Kolp
The man shouts his way
into understanding the universe
and how every number chimes like crystal
as it rolls into reality.
The man will taste pennies for three days
the spaces between them choices to be made
like gates in a wall
sealed with concrete.
Found poem. Source text: McGuire, Seanan. Down Among the Sticks and Bones. Tom Doherty Associates, 2017.
Laurie Kolp is the author of the poetry collection, Upon the Blue Couch, and the chapbook, Hello, It's Your Mother. Her publications include Southern Poetry Anthology VIII: Texas, Stirring, Rust + Moth, Whale Road Review, Front Porch Journal, and more. Laurie lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children, and two dogs.
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