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:

Bitter Carrots

Out back they’re reporting a riot

among the spirit guides.

I have tried to convince everyone

that a sponge understands excess.

No luck.

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.

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