Chris Forhan

(1959 - / Seattle, Washington)

Chris Forhan Poems

1. Gouge, Adze, Rasp, Hammer 1/13/2003
2. A Child's Guide to Etiquette 3/19/2012
3. Last Words 3/19/2012
4. Vanishing Act 3/19/2012
5. Billet-Doux 3/19/2012
6. Prayer's Before Sleep 3/19/2012
7. My Almost-Daughter, my Nearly-was Son 3/19/2012
8. Late Meditation 3/19/2012

Vanishing Act

my father is having to leave the house
with delicacy, easing the dead bolt open
in the dark. The house exhales him.
I'm thinking of a driving lay-up, of a girl
in homeroom, blue necklace, brown skin.
Transistor radio on my pillow, volume low.
I know some things, not enough. My eyes
are closed, I'm listening hard, that song
again, Knock down the old gray wall,

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