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Brass Monkey by Michael Igoe


The same trinkets

are the right fixers

for bumping along.

Under their skins,

their only concern

is for well told lies.

Lies that hit the heights

colored like apparitions.

They make an entrance

much later in the game.

When that happens

you can figure out,

nothing's different.


Michael Igoe (he/him) is a neurodiverse city boy, Chicago now Boston. He has numerous works in online journals and in print. Recent: bookofmatcheslitmag.com, Spare Change news (Cambridge MA), inkdrinkerspoetry.com. National Library of Poetry Editor's Choice 1997. Avalanches In Poetry, The Poets of 2020 (Anthologies) @amazon.com. Twitter: MichaelIgoe5.

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