In This Version a Suspension Bridge in Every Shot

by Christopher citro & Dustin Nightingale


I remember how ready and beautiful you looked in that parking lot, as if my hands were already in your hair. Nearby a mural full of poker chips. I can't imagine any other moment and thus I live my life to see a bird get chased by a bird. Already our light fades after my hand comes out. Holding a senior yearbook, my cheeks stuffed with action figures. Blue clouds against a white sky. Flowers growing sick with sugar as they're about to open their beaks and ask for a worm. Some winds just hair, draped across a liquid body spinning and rising. And all this weight supporting itself. And when I'm left in a basement to think my own thoughts I hope you'll be in the next basement with yours. We'll both have ham radios and talk in what we assume is the night. Or we could have the idea of ham radios and the idea of what we'd say. 


Christopher Citro is the author of The Maintenance of the Shimmy-Shammy (Steel Toe Books, 2015), and his poems appear or are forthcoming in Ploughshares, Best New Poets 2014, Sixth Finch, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Prairie Schooner. 

Dustin Nightingale lives in West Hartford, Connecticut. His poetry has been or will be published in journals such as The American Journal of Poetry, new ohio review, Cimarron Review, Portland Review, and decomP.