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Monday, March 09, 2009


by Brandon Pettit

Economy has found a chair to climb
with its oil slick feet

& the educated homeless
have already begun setting up living-rooms
beneath palm trees.

Goodbye Everything
hello to a change of clothes,

a pair of sandals,
& converse shoes
               that’ll be talking along the strip

when the noose breaks
and we are alive again
with what we own.

Brandon Pettit is a former small town New Yorker now living in Florida as a 27 year old snowbird working on his MFA in poetry, although there are many afternoons he feels he is studying the art of disc golf.