HEROIC DOSE BY MATT LONGABUCCO
$5 handmade chapbook, 20 pages
it’s like a baby we can’t deliver
only wait and encourage, feed and soothe
this bearer of a strange life
if life is not only what’s expressed
but also what contains
In this long poem, psyches consume and multiply, stare each other down, think they're the favorite, wind up displaced and stuck in a locked room. Open the door, let a little light in. Why not? It's just you, it always was, and everyone else is doing it, too.
Matt Longabucco is the author of the chapbooks Heroic Dose (Inpatient, 2019), Athens Notebook (Imp, 2017), and others. Poems and essays have appeared recently in Folder, Lana Turner, and The Poetry Project Newsletter. He teaches at New York University and Bard College, and lives in Brooklyn.