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Yesterday’s Business by Chad W. Lutz

we dangled

legs over

the canyon

& swore

we’d never

do this again

the waiting

the watching

the sitting back

& letting the world

have its way



to be part

of the action


as a matter

of fact

broken bottles

& raised fists

high school diplomas

& college degrees

we’re what

our five-year-old

selves would want


the pedals

that bring us


you think

I just woke up

this way?


Chad W. Lutz is a speedy, non-binary writer born in Akron, Ohio. They graduated from Mills College in Oakland, California, with their MFA in Creative Writing in 2018. Their first book, For the Time Being, is available through J. New Books.

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