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longings of a listless mind

   The thoughts had mulling over a cup of coffee, alone in the morning, or maybe staring out a train window. Poet Claire August shares her own moments, thoughts and words strung together in a seemingly cosmic benevolence. Here are three of her poems.

poems by Claire August
images and other words by Brandon Yung

   

 Listless

     What is there to
     do on a Morning
     so long awaited
     where there is no-
     thing in particular that
     anticipates & dreams
     move slowly like a
     heavy novel. I
            write poems: art of
     the listless. I open
     my mouth, breathe
     yellow plums.

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  In The Future

     How does anyone
     find the
           time these days
             for optimism.
     The future is for
     the profound, the
     past beautifully
     barren.                My heart
     breaks for the
     nature of children.

 

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A Garden

                                                    In longing

                            she bites her tender mind.

                                                                         Sappho 1

     I am threatened
     only by lack
     thereof so
     I fill the plot
     of land
     with plants between                     DSC_4720
     orchids that have
     yet to bloom in
     deep clay pots.
     Dew catches.
     The apple tree
     was bitten
     by frost. Inside
     the fruit tastes
     like sand: I eat
     it despite, faint  
     taste of soap. I
     practice denial
     like it is religion.

                                          ¹as translated by Anne Carson


 

    “My poems are like moments of meditation– I tried meditation but felt like there were too many things knocking around in my brain, and so my passion for stream-of-consciousness poetry was born. In this sense, writing is both a way to disengage and engage with the world.”

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   Claire August is a writer, artist and high school senior based in Boston, MA. She has also written for ACURE Mag, Inky Writers Magazine, Ology Journal, and her personal blog. One time, she won $5 on a scratch ticket. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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