Five new poems, including “Bitter Carrots,” “Losing Friends,” “The Rules of Accurate Choice and Prudent Restraint,” “The Physics of Stuff,” and “Iron Mike in Three,” by alumnus Ian Randall Wilson (poetry, ’02) is published online in Nine Mile‘s Fall 2013 Issue:
Out back they’re reporting a riot
among the spirit guides.
I have tried to convince everyone
that a sponge understands excess.
One man’s floor
is another man’s yellow,
anger is nudity,
the wrestler behind the leaded glass door
stops us all from singing.
Certainly the Chinese food was flawed
but that’s not a reason
for them to whip the flowers to death.
Finish reading “Bitter Carrots” and his other poems online at Nine Mile.