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Wednesday, June 21, 2023


by Chad Parenteau

Tomb as 
self made
as the men
gone deep
in depths
to witness
mass of 
So close
can graze 
imagined ear
where new
titans whisper
never again
and survey
land ripe 
for conquer,
tell child 
bereft of 
all irony
this will 
be yours.

Chad Parenteau hosts Boston's long-running Stone Soup Poetry series. His latest collection is The Collapsed Bookshelf. His poetry has appeared in journals such as Résonancee, Molecule, Ibbetson Street, Cape Cod Poetry Review, Tell-Tale Inklings, Off The Coast, The Skinny Poetry JournalNixes Mate Review, and the anthology Reimagine America from Vagabond Books. He serves as Associate Editor of the online journal Oddball Magazine.