Stoned on Benadryl

Laurie Kolp

standing heavy in the kitchen
before NASA liftoff,

then falling vertiginously
holding both hands

in retrospect, a slight exchange
of rubble and dust

through smoked glass
clots of dried shampoo,
writhing in view
of silver repute.

Dots detach.
Speech impediment: glottal 1.

Is this normal?

Found poem. Source Text: David Foster Wallace’s “9/11: The View From the Midwest”
Laurie Kolp, author of Upon the Blue Couch (Winter Goose Publishing, 2014) and Hello, It's Your Mother (Finishing Line Press, 2015), serves as president of Texas Gulf Coast Writers and treasurer for the Poetry Society of Texas' local chapter. Laurie’s publications include Gargoyle, Yellow Chair Review, Moonbathing, Found Poetry Review, Pirene’s Fountain, and more. She lives in Southeast Texas with her husband, three children and two dogs.

Previously published in North Dakota Quarterly.

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